I’m working my way through a few projects at the moment but my progress is really slow. Settling into Guangzhou has taken longer than I expected. We are happy here and life is good, but small things like grocery shopping are a challenge. These day to day challenges certainly eat into my sewing time!
We live in an apartment that is already furnished but I’d like to add a few things to make it feel a more like home. For me, that means COLOUR. Everything is very muted and brown and a bit hotel-like, so I’m hitting the stash to find some bright colour to inject into our living room.
These will become some cushions for the sofa.
I’ve also joined the Winter Mug Rug 2016 swap that I saw on instagram recently, so I’ve made a start on that project. My partner likes the colour blue and she likes birds. Here’s what I’ve got so far. I love fussy cutting cute prints for hexies so I must get myself some of these templates.
Love those ladybirds!
I’m also plodding along with a rainbow quilt that I dreamed up. It’s simple but I’m experimenting with the blocks and the low volume borders. I don’t love it yet but I know it will look much better when the full top is done. I think my binding choice will really impact the final product so I’ll have to think hard about that.
This project has made me realise how I have a terrible lack of green fabric in my stash! I have a lot of aqua and some lime greens, but no shades of darker / forest green. I don’t have much yellow either.
I hope you are getting lots of sewing done too!