(Slow) Progress Report

Well, I managed to finish the star I started last week, once I got under my decent lamp!:

Hexagon star number 24

And I just need to add background pieces to this star, dancing in the autumnal sunshine:

Dancing star

Total completed hexagon stars now stands at 24. I think I’m going to shoot for 40 and take it from there.

Although progress has been slow on my stars, I have made a bunch of hexagon needle books using this tutorial. They are slightly addictive to make – so if you are on my Christmas list and you’ve ever so much as picked up a needle and thread, LOOK OUT!

Hexagon needle cases

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching and Monday Morning Star Count over at Life Under Quilts.

Advertisements
Tagged , ,

21 thoughts on “(Slow) Progress Report

  1. Gail says:

    Nice bright stars! I may have to make some of those needle holders myself!

  2. Maureen says:

    The hexagon needle books are so nice. They do look easy to make. Thanks for the link!

    • vivjm says:

      They are easy to make though I am having a little trouble getting them so they’re not a little bit wonky – all adds to the hand made charm πŸ™‚

  3. Kathy says:

    Love your stars!

  4. How great to have some Christmas gifts made already!
    Thanks for linking up and contributing to a wonderful Slow Sunday Stitching!

  5. claire93 says:

    oooh hexie needle books! great idea ^^

  6. Kay says:

    Love the pink and yellow together. The hexie cases are sweet, thanks for the link.

  7. Jill says:

    Your yummy pink and yellow stars are coming along and are nicely stitched. Interesting needle cases.

  8. Pamela says:

    I really like your bright stars. Thanks for the link to the hexie needle books!

  9. Kaja says:

    Those needle books are so sweet it makes me wish I was the sort of person who ever got round to making stuff!

  10. Wish2stitch says:

    Love your stars, so once and bright.

  11. katechiconi says:

    Pretty! Another EPP addict, so good to know I’m not alone… and that I’m not the only one who prefers basting through the template instead of fiddling around trying to get the fabric taut by stitching on the back only. I’d like to see more of these, I’ll just nip over and Follow!

    • vivjm says:

      Ah yes, I did try not basting through the papers recently but couldn’t seem to get the corners as sharp. I actually quite like the ritual of taking the basting stitches and papers out too πŸ™‚

  12. Janie says:

    Your projects are beautiful! Great idea for needle books, inspiring.

I will reply to comments here on the blog, so please check back if you are looking for a response! I love hearing from you x

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Fit Is a Feminist Issue

Feminist reflections on fitness, sport, and health

WOCreads

Reading & Reviewing Works by Women of Color

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Liz Bourke: Books, Opinions, Services

His Futile Preoccupations .....

On a Swiftly Tilting Planet

My Book Strings

Those Who Say "You Only Live Once" Have Never Read a Book. ~John Hughes

JacquiWine's Journal

Mostly books, with a little wine writing on the side

Intermittencies of the Mind

An Unreliable Reader

Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings

So many books, so little time

Books and Reviews

Crime fiction, women's representation and feminism

Bookish Feminist

"Let us pick up our books and pencils. They are our most powerful weapon." --Malala Yousafzai

ALTA Blog

literary translation news and updates

Lizzy's Literary Life

Celebrating the pleasures of a 21st century bookworm

BookerTalk

Adventures with great novels around the world

Death & the Maiden

"For many of us, working with death is an act of resistance. It is our way of reclaiming our space, our bodies, our lives and ourselves."

musing

a laid-back lit journal

Beauty is a Sleeping Cat

Books, Movies, Art, Writing, and Cats

heavenali

Book reviews by someone who loves books ...

Hard Book Habit

Reading classics and hard books, and spouting rhubarb about them

Never Stop Reading

books & life

%d bloggers like this: