Early in the week I completed the project below, sent a photo to a magazine editor and it was commissioned the same day. It will be published in February. It was one of those designs that came together just right first time and I hardly changed anything from my original idea - well, there were a couple of stitched borders added, and some Prairie Points put on, but seeing I mostly design as I go, that wasn't too bad for me!
I seem to have been running around in circles all week, but when I came to think about what I could show you, I was surprised to find I did actually accomplish a couple of things! I've been fiddling around with felt - more in my head and on paper, than actually sewing it, so that's where the frustration set in! Eventually I curled up under a quilt and stitched this little Garden-gate pincushion, all by hand:
It's time to give you the next block in the Gifts of Grace free Block of the Month pattern. This month we are focussing on patience - a willingness to stick with things ... and people! I hope you enjoy stitching this block. You can download it from my website here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Download Block 4" line.
Plenty of embroidery (even if you can't see much of it!)