The months seem to fly by so quickly, don't they. It's already May, so I have two new hexies to show you in the 2021 Gentle Gems Hexies of the Month Programme. The first one is in homage to my stitching passion, so it features reels of cotton. We can't do much stitching without threads, can we!
I have lots of reels of cotton! When the local quilt shop closed its doors, there was nowhere close to home to be able to purchase threads, so I made a big investment and bought a set of 270 Aurifil Mako threads. It has been wonderful that I can always find the perfect thread to match the fabric, right in my own craft room. Those reels of thread have been worth every cent I paid for them.
It would be fun to have pretty reels like these, wouldn't it?
The second hexie is a fountain. Somehow moving water always has a calming effect on me. Over the years in our various homes I have had small water features, occasionally with a little fountain, though nothing as elaborate looking as our May hexie pattern.
The patterns for these two Gentle Gems Hexies have been sent to all who have joined the 2021 Hexies of the Month programme. It's not too late to join and it's very reasonably priced, so hop over
here for all the details.
You might remember that I wrote a post earlier in the year about Bunka Thread and the roses I was embroidering with it. I'm pleased to say that the stitching is now finished. I then had the usual problem in thinking what I might do with the completed project. I have so many wall-hangings and didn't want another one. I could make it into a cushion cover, but didn't really see any use for another of those. I decided in the end to make it into a doiley.
I soon found just the right crochet thread in my stash and it didn't take long to work an edging to frame the beautiful picture. I am really thrilled with how it has turned out.