Monday, June 22, 2015

Finish - Block M

Hello everyone!

I'm happy to report that my total lack of progress on Boreas lately was for a reason - I was working on a surprise Father's Day gift for my dad!

We're both Michigan alumni so I knew he'd like the gift :) I was surprised at how long such a simple pattern took - this was nearly a month of work! I'm back to stitching Boreas now and very happy to be working on it again.


Monday, June 1, 2015

New stash

Hello, world!

Sadly, I don't have any progress to post, but I did want to share the fruits of my recent trip to Jo-Ann Fabric:

This is for a new pattern that I haven't been able to start just yet, but I'm so excited about it. It's fun to look at all the bright colors, since Boreas is a little on the muted/drab side. It even has metallic thread! I've never used metallics before, and I understand they can be a huge pain to work with, but I think the effect will be worth it!

(I'm sure eventually I'll look back on that last sentence and curse myself, but that will be another day!)

- Leigh