My beloved son has inadvertedly passed his grotty cold bug onto me - hence I've not been into work for two days and some stitching has been gradually happening as and when the energy came to me in between dozing on the sofa and reading a little of my latest book.
This is my finished heart made with 4" string blocks - not too keen on the way there's a little nick out of each side where the solely background coloured blocks slot in - but can't be bothered to do anything about it.
I've just put and inch border round in a self patterned cream with tiny hearts on it. I thought I might like to add some words like 'Be my valentine' but because of the thickness of the string blocks I'm not sure that it would work to put anything else round the edges in only single thickness of fabric.
The other part of me thinks I might just add some batting and a backing and then turn those cream borders to the back to bind it.
I have to give credit to Elaine whose Chocolate gave me the inspiration to have a go at this.
So once I've had another doze on the sofa I'm not sure what I want to do next. My sister-in-law's new baby is due in about 8 weeks so I should do something to make a start on their cot quilt but when I asked them if they were still going ahead with the Winnie the Pooh theme they had planned for the nursery their negative answer coupled with a colour scheme of 'natural hessian' has stultified any creative inspiration I might have been subconsciously nurturing.
This one may prove to be a real poser - ideas on a postcard?