I have been stitching and appliquing. I am now up to 4 ornaments for 2014. This latest one below is from another British magazine that I picked up the other day. There are three of these hearts complete with floss, heart shaped aida, felt and a ribbon for hanging. I like it but I cannot say I enjoyed stitching it in hand. How do you continually stitch on these tiny pieces of fabric, Bernie? My hand got sore from holding it and I didn't did not particularly enjoy the aida but it makes up into a sweet ornament. I will make up the other two. It is good to work on something that does not require magnification.
This is the 5th block for my quilt. 5 down 20 to go plus about 60 small blocks of two leaves each...a long term project to be sure.
And at last, my favourite project in a long time.... Giovanni's Alphabet. I have finished another page and I am still loving it in spite of the need for the magnifier. The Gloriana silk is lovely to work with.