WIP Wednesday – the handsewing edition

My machine went into the shop for a little fine tuning this weekend, nothing serious, just a couple of niggles I wanted looking at before my warranty is over. I hope to have it back this weekend but I’ve not heard anything yet. Fingers crossed….

Anyway, this has limited what I can work on, and actually this has been a good thing. I’ve done some project writing, but also my Instagram swap hand stitched mini has grown to half finished size now too. It’s also meant I’ve finished season two of The Walking Dead- hurray for sofa time!


And here is my crib sheet for colour placement…


I’ve also worked out my templates for OH’s long-promised bear quilt and they are ready to be printed, stuck together and then traced onto freezer paper. I could actually completely finish the quilt top without my machine as I glue it all down and use the quilting stage to secure the pieces with actual stitching. Without my machine I could also cut out more pieces for the Georgetown quilt too, there’s plenty I can do!

See Reene’s Georgetown on my Mind progress


As usual of late, there is a Hank update. He had a “delicate operation” yesterday… might prevent him from dominating all the girls in the park! Plastic cone is on standby but he seems pretty normal (and just as annoying as always) today….


Linking up!


  1. Posted October 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Love your colour placement in your mini – working on something similar with only 2 colours – like your rainbow better! Poor Hank -even with the buster collar on our Patch he had all his stitches out when we took him back to the vet!

  2. Posted October 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I expect you vet told you, don’t be disappointed if the results of the “op” aren’t apparent straight away. In my experience, it can take a few weeks (or more).
    But has taken the wind out of the sails of every boy dog I have known 🙂

  3. Posted October 29, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Ooh it’s shaping up lovely! Can’t wait to see it finished… and the bear too.

    Aw bless him- I think it took a while too when mum got the family dog done.

  4. Posted October 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Your hand stitched quilt is going to be an absolute stunner. Fab design!
    Little Hank, my love! It only gets better from here.

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