Here's a sweet little gift I have made up for my Cousin's new baby using the fabric I bought not so long ago. It was originally going to be used for a quilt, but I'm a little worried about making a cot sized quilt without a proper walking foot for my sewing machine, so I came up with some other ideas instead.
I used an online tutorial and I pretty much had it stitched up in a couple of hours. I'm also planning on making a softie toy for a baby to go inside and then fill it with nappies, wipes and other baby things as my gift for the newborn. (the teddy is just a photo prop, he belongs to my son, and this is a gift that was given to him when he was born as a special keepsake from his Dad).
On the stitching front I unfortunately have no news, I have seriously lost all interest in stitching at the moment, I don't seem to have the mojo to pick up a piece and start working on it. I did manage to do a border for my "A" block of the CHS Alphablocks but that was as far as it got.
I have noticed a few stitcher's that are in the same predicament, even one who has decided to sell her whole cross stitch collection as she just cant get back into the groove.
Quilting is a very addictive craft but also an expensive one and until I build up my fabric collection I wont be producing pieces every week. I don't think I would ever give up on cross stitch as there are still many lovely designs I would love to stitch and finish, but sometimes I just think one needs a break and time spent enjoying something new. I do have an exchange piece that I will be able to show shortly though, it was cross stitched and then made into a quilted wallhanging, so I managed to get both crafts into that piece.
Until next time, happy stitching/quiltingLisa