Monday, June 25, 2012
Here's the star quilt as of this morning. Growing slowly but steadily. Now what I need is a good name for her.
I was trying to figure out why I like EPP so much as opposed to plain hand sewing, and I figured it out. The first needlecraft I learned was embroidery, and I always used a hoop or frame to keep the fabric taut. So it's the floppiness of fabric pieces that drives me crazy if I hand sew, whereas English paper pieced fabrics are very firm. Ah ha.
I have 5 completed stars to add sometime this week. Hmm, now where to put them?
We were up in MA this weekend seeing the kids and grands and my MIL. Didn't bring any knitting with me, which is shocking! But I can do EPP in the car, so that's what I brought.
This week? More stars. And maybe even a bit of yarn dyeing, and lots of shawl knitting. And the GYM! I ate enough food this weekend for an army. I'm trying to lose 5 lbs, not put it on.