Sunday, 14 December 2014

Charley and the blues

First off, a progress report on Charley Harper.  I am nearly there (although of course that probably means two weeks off, or four, given the time of year).  He is out of the hoop, and I am working on all the bits right around the edges - my least favourite part of quilting.  After that, the binding, another job I'm not so keen on, but I am keen to see him finished, so I am trying just to relax and keep stitching.


The next piece of denim is started too.  Machine stitched together again this time.  It began life like this:


but this time I have added a couple of little scraps of colour:


and started stitching:


As we rush headlong towards Christmas stitching time is diminishing, but I have a day of sitting around in a hospital on Wednesday (not for me; I'm the moral support), so am hoping that this at least will get some attention this week. Otherwise I have a lorry load of food to organise before large children descend, plus all the stuff everyone reading probably has to cover too, but I have my Christmas cds out now, plenty of tinsel and I'm comfortably in my Christmas groove.

Joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching - one of my favourite linky parties.

13 comments:

  1. Loving Charlie! All my sewing and shopping are done and I am working on cards and wrapping...trying to just enjoy the process. The denim piece looks to be hard on the fingers!

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  2. Enjoy Charlie while you can / when you can....hectic time of year ! :)

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  3. I love this work of you. Have to try it soon.

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  4. Hehe.... I kept thinking of my hubby's Uncle who shares the name of your quilt! Great job and hope you get everything done in time.

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  5. Some great magic happening at your house too! Enjoy those stitches!

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  6. Your quilt looks lovely! Your denim piece looks like a fun project. Enjoy your day!

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  7. Lovely stitching on Charley Harper and love that denim project.

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  8. Love both of these projects! Enjoy your stitching time, even if it is short!

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  9. Really adore your big stitch quilting Kaja! Especially those orangey scarps against the denim and with the raspberry stitching! Charlie Harper is coming along beautifully too. I am just recently starting to learn to like hand stitching. Still messy, but relaxing to do. Glad you got your Christmas groove on!

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  10. Glad I can be of use. I'd rather have some immoral support, it might make the day more fun!

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  11. Oooh, exciting progress Kaja! Love the orange scraps on the denim too - my favourite colour so I guess I would, ha! I'm still not really feeling the Christmas vibe yet, too much panicking going on...can I have some of yours?!

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  12. I'm getting in the groove as well :) Interesting project with denim. What are you making?

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  13. Ahh, Christmas music, sewing and big kids on the way....now that's how to spend Christmas. Hope yours is merry and bright. I would be hard pressed to decide which I like more: the oranges or the reds. They are both so cheerful. As for Charlie Harper, perhaps the first post of the new year will be the finished project. You're very close!

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