I'm compelled to do handwork projects in the summer...I just do not want to be limited to staying in my sewing room. At the beginning of the summer I prepped both a sewing and a crochet project to take on a trip. I've made good progress on both.
Two of the four Flickering Stars blocks are complete. These will become a pillow front for the couch in our family room.
This is what the back of the blocks look like. You can see where the templates were traced to provide the stitching lines. It probably takes me between four to five hours to make each block. In that amount of time I could have the entire pillow finished using a sewing machine, but there is something so satisfying to sewing by hand.
Here are the pieces for the last two stars. I should be able to finish them both by the end of August...hopefully :)
In addition, I always like to have a good crochet project in the works. These are the socks I started in June:
I'm combining parts from various patterns to make them. The toe and heel are single crochet and the rest of the sock is done in half-double crochet...my favorite stitch! No doubt these will be ready for that first chilly Fall day :o)
So how about you? Any hand projects in the works?
Note: Due to a necessary hardware update we are without home Internet service for a week, so this post is being done from my phone. Later I plan on going back to add hyperlinks and cleaning up any formatting issues.