Isn’t it a great feeling when you finish something? Especially when a project’s been on the go for (what feels like) a very long time, or if, like me, you’re better at starting things than finishing.
But today felt like a finishing day, so after breakfast I got out the baby blanket (last pictured here). This was almost 3 weeks ago and I haven’t worked on it since. But today I finally got out the needle and worked in all those pesky little ends.
And this is what I have to show for it – a pile of colourful little woolly worms!
In the end it only took about 2 hours (or about 4 episodes of The Big Bang Theory and half an episode of River Cottage). Not bad at all, and I kinda wish I’d not left it so long! Now it’s only the blocking process and it’ll be all finished – hurrah!
Sorry for the light quality – we’re having a typical on and off rainy, sunny April showers kind of day and it always seems to be cloudiest just when I get the camera out. But you get the idea. And I’ll hopefully take some better pictures when the blocking is finished tomorrow.
I also got on with the pin board. In the end I decided just to get rid of the paper on the back – most of it was really easy to peel off as it hadn’t really stuck properly in the first place. Then I used a knife to cut away the rest neatly round the edge.
The front was fairly straight forward – I cut fabric to the right size (although at this point I realised that the edges are slightly wonky, which made measuring fun!) and used double sided tape to hold it in place.
Then I added criss-cross cotton tape, held in place with drawing pins.
More double sided tape was used to hold the edging in place, as well as pins in each corner.
Finally I added the hook/loop thingys (don’t know the technical name – they just came with the board!) and twisted green wool around them so it can be hung up.
So on the whole a productive morning – what can I finish the afternoon?
Oh, and by the way, this is the glue I’ve used for the button pins and earrings – nothing fancy, just from the cheapie shop in town, but it seems to be effective!