Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December EPP Review

splish splash stash

Since it's mid-December it's time for the monthly link up at Splish Splash Stash. I made quite a bit of progress getting the borders on the Amish star, only to realize they don't come out right and I don't like the look of the border. So I am carefully taking it off and going to add a solid 1" border and then put another border of the background fabric on. This will probably wait until the new year since I am just not feeling it right now. Too many other projects taking my time.
I did pick this little table topper up though and start working on it. I have gotten the last two pink flowers attached and am working on the cream sashing. Now that I have enough pieces cut with a little more variety, it has been fun to work on this again. It's going to finish at about the size it is now. I think I'll be able to get the top done before the end of the year. I love these hexie's because they sew up so quickly. These are 3/4" ones.
Our hexie group has been pretty quiet this month, so I am lacking inspiration. I've been sick for a few days along with the family, so my motivation left as well. Hope to do a bit of stitching over the Christmas break.


Sara said...

Hope you are all on the mend at your house. There are a lot of bugs going around here too. I'm almost afraid to touch anything in the elementary school my office is located in.

I like your idea to change the border of the star. Your new plan should show off the star even more. Very pretty!

Heidi said...

Those small hexies always seem a bit daunting to me, but I see your point that the satisfaction comes a bit quicker. And they are so so cute!

heather said...

I love the pink and cream.

hydeeannsews said...

I hope you are feeling better and more inspired over the break! there has been tons of sickness going around our area, too. certainly not fun for the holidays.

that's so sad about you having to unpick part of your star border! unpicking handstitching is just so painful. it's like throwing away breastmilk vs. formula. lol. as a mother who has pumped, I know you understand that. but in the end, it's better to love a project you've invested so much time into.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I'm also hoping to do a little stitching over the holidays too. Thank you for visiting my blog.