After Aine’s pinkwork stitchery for the girls room, I thought I’d take one of her pictures and turn it into another stitchery. I was hoping to make another pretty one, but she wanted to decorate the fairy with some of my beads, all colors of the rainbow, sequins and glitz, not my style but hey… she is my girl, so gotta do it! Here is the original drawing and the start of our sequin and bead dress. I plan to outline it with colors in the original drawing.

I have started piecing Aisling’s I Spy quilt. It is the 3rd quilt I’ve done with these novelty double 4 patches from a swap years ago. I made 5 more to complete the amount I need. I’ll do a scrappy border then another plain one to finish it and I will try to quilt some motifs in the center of the plain areas, I’ll probably hand quilt the motifs and then stitch in the ditch for the rest on machine… I also made free pieced names for future pillows for Aine and Hannah her friend. Daniel and Aisling are next…

The sweater is coming along great. I’m nearing completion on the back. Then will have a short interlude to knit a cotton dishcloth! Got myself some Peaches and Cream yarn back in the States to try out these dishcloths I’ve seen around the blogosphere…

I’ve started back swimming and even did aqua aerobics today…was more strenous a workout than I expected! Here’s hoping I can get in the right place to start losing weight again!!

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