I am not quite sure where my sewing mojo has disappeared to recently, but it definitely hasn't been in this neck of the woods for a while!
My poor sewing machine hasn't had so much dust gathering on it since it was sitting in a store room waiting to be picked off the shelf :(
Whilst the sewing machine has been sitting idle, there has been a (little!) bit of hand stitching going on.
On our cruise last year, we spent a day in Bar Harbor in Maine, and naturally I checked out the local quilting shop, Fabricate.
Needless to say I did not leave empty-handed!
The block above is the first of the nine embroidery blocks to be completed. Hopefully, the remainder will not be as slow in the making.
The other hand-stitching project is also a sampler quilt block, from the quilt class that I have been attending for the past year and a bit. So, this is not the fastest project on the planet either! In my defence with this block, this is my second attempt at the stained glass window applique.
There were raw edges still visible in places in the first attempt at this block, which the more I looked at them the more apparent they became. So I eventually bit the bullet and started the block all over again. It is definitely better this time, although still not perfect. Hopefully any problems will be overcome when it is quilted :)
This is the final block of the sampler, so when I eventually come across that missing mojo, I might even manage to start quilting them.
If you find that missing mojo, you know where to send it!
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