A small finish
Yesterday two of the boys have started back at school after the long break (college hasn't started yet for the oldest) and to me it feels as if the New Year has only now properly started. We thoroughly enjoyed the break, but I do like it when regular routine is restored, though I suppose the boys would disagree.
Looking back, we didn't do anything special, just relaxed with the five of us; sleeping a bit longer, and not looking too often on the clock, eating nice things, and a few more snacks than usual.
I did get some nice presents, too:
|a bundle of tweed fat eights and two quilt books|
However, there is still some outstanding work to be finished before I'll allow myself to start new projects. There is the (not so) small matter of finishing the work for City and Guilds!
Fortunately there is some progress to report on that front, too: The Kantha panel is (finally) finished! The panel includes several Kantha motifs, different borders, and a background in Kantha stitch. It took so long to stitch the motifs that I got very fed up with it, but the last few bits suddenly went very fast, and I think I might use some of it again someday, though probably not too many detailed motifs... and not for a while!!
I leave you with some pictures:
|detail of the threaded border|
|the central peacock|
|the complete panel, showing the background in Kantha stitch|
Tomorrow I hope to make a list of the last (few?) outstanding items, I hope that will not be too much of a shock...
And now I'm off to sew (of course!).