Well I am more than a couple of days late with my clamshell report. I have had a terrible chest infection/flu and it has really knocked me about. I thought I was really lucky to not have caught it all Winter and then bang, it arrived late with a vengeance. I have managed to complete 3 rows for the month. This photo was taken with my iphone and I was mucking around with an app I have for photos.
I have also been busy cutting out shells and tacking over the edges so they are ready to applique down.
I have finally started the last border of Swan Lake. Luckily I had all my hexagons covered and I was able to just sit in my chair all day and stitch them down as I haven't been good for much else. When I vacuumed the floors yesterday I was thinking how filthy they were, then I realised I had not done them for exactly two weeks!
This is Irish Circles, a BOM that I am doing through Patchwork on Stonleigh, designed by Karen Cunningham. This is the centre that goes with the two blocks I showed on my last post. I just couldn't leave it alone! I had a lot of trouble picking the perfect fabric to frame the circle and not being able to make a decision, I decided to just leave it and concentrate on other projects. Of course, that didn't happen and I finally made a decision and kept stitching until it was done. There are a lot of little appliques to go around the blue circle but I can relax now that I have that centre done.
I also made some blocks for Lizzie (see my last post), and below are some flowers that have started to bloom in my garden.
My lilac is finally starting to have some decent sized blooms,
My big pot of pansies that are lasting a lot longer than I thought they would,
My first rosebud for the season,