My project that is way behind schedule is my millennium sampler. I was given this as a present for Christmas 1999 and thought I would have it finished by the end of 2000. However life got in the way of this project and here I am 12 years later still working on it. The good news is that since starting this blog in April this has really moved forward and I am starting to think that this will be the year it is finished. I find posting about what I have done spurs me on to complete things. This week I have completed the space shuttle. As you can see there is still a lot to do.
I thought I would share some detail with you. First the space shuttle.
Beneath that is the hot air balloon of the Montgolfier brothers. I am really pleased with how this project is looking.
Not sure why this photo has a darker strip across it but it certainly isn't there on the cross stitch.
I have moved forward on the quilt I am making for Lucy using the old patchwork quilt pieces I was given and mixing with the stamp collection blocks. I have cut the patchwork pieces into 12inch blocks to match the stamp collection blocks. Just need to make another 4 blocks of each. I am also trying out quilt as you go. I really like the ease of quilting a 12 inch block.
This afternoon I started the quilting on the baby quilt and I hope to have that finished for tomorrow as Indie is visiting us and I will meet baby Isobel for the first time. The grandmothers garden quilt for my daughter is slowly growing. This is my travel project as it is so portable. I am up to about 40 'flowers'. My Dresden plate quilt is also waiting to be finished. The blocks are completed but I need to stitch the strips for the sashing.
My knitting projects are also moving forward. The hexipuffs pile is slowly growing and Richard is excited about his blanket. Unfortunately I haven't done any knitting on my jacket. Part of this is because the ball of yarn is so big. I am going to divide it into smaller balls which will make this a more user friendly project as I will be able to take it with me when I visit friends for coffee.
My other failure to finish is my daughters rabbit. I had planned to have him all repaired by the time she finished university for the summer. However he is still awaiting the final bits of work. I am hoping to complete this next week.
However my failure to finish projects doesn't stop me starting something else. I have cut the blocks for a quilt for Linus. Although we have finished the Guide project for Linus my Brownies are still working on their quilts and this won't be complete until later in the year. I decided to try and make 3 larger quilts to go with their work as I did for the Guides. I will also try and knit a couple of baby blankets.