Spring allergies has got the best of me this week, the pollen count being all time high, as well as preparing for the class I am attending and not to forget preparing for DD2's church confirmation on Sunday.
Since pollen has my nose running, eyes itching, mind blurred ( more than usual ;-) ) and all, I set my goals low sewing wise.
I finished 13 cornerstone blocks for class and have the rest, 7, in half circles ready to be sewn together. I have familiarized myself with the circle technique, and that is good :-) These blocks are 3.5" finished. I have not cut them to size yet.
I still have to work more on the big blocks, but this weekend will be busy with church confirmation, guests and food.
In Norway church confirmation at age 14 is the next big event to a wedding, and we are are having 29 guest for formal lunch with white table cloths, silverware, candles and all. 2 of the guests are coming tomorrow and staying to Monday.
We have to move all the furniture out of our living room to make room for the tables and chairs for the 29, and the sewing corner will be packed down. How will I manage ?? Where will I put all my things ?? Oh trouble ;-))
Wednesday next week, 17. May, is Norway's National Day, and it is a very formal day as well with dressing up all day, children's parades and all. No hope for sewing then either. One of my 2 sewing free days of the year. Christmas Eve, which is the big celebration day here, full of traditions through the day and evening, and 17. May.
Next and final class date is 18. May.
A little redwork angel from a stitchery workshop I attended last Saturday got finished today. We brought our own patterns and got a lesson on different stitches.
I guess I have embroidered to much in the past. I knew all the stitches, except a clever way of doing running stitches as an open backstitch, like in the wings. It works well on small running stitches through fabric + batting. I can not find the pattern. I think it is Australian - Angels in Diguise comes to mind. I told you my brain is more than normally blurry, eh ?
I had one more postcard on my to do list.
I sent an art postcard from shop to the person in need of a hug, but still I wanted to finish this postcard, and it is nice to have one in the drawer for another occasion in the future.