We have been laughing at the weather this past week. Forecast says one thing, we get something different. Though mornings have been cloudy, they have been warmer than predicted most mornings. By about 5C. The afternoon temperatures have been about 5C warmer than predicted and quite sunny. Temperature wise, we are similar to the temperatures last year at this time. So, that means it will be warmer again in September.
I finished up the first side of the pumpkin yesterday. It is very dense and took longer to stitch out than I thought it would.
I carefully trimmed the stabilizer close to the stitching and then used an orange Sharpie to colour the white edge that showed.
I learned something when making this pumpkin that I will use on the second side. The instructions state to stitch to the last three colours and then cut out (the handle hole). I did that and regretted it. I would do the next colour, which is only a couple of rows of stitching and then cut out the handle hole. Proceed to finish the pumpkin.
I laid out three patterns onto 6 meters of dark fuschia fabric over the course of the day. At the end of the day, I had one piece to put on and then to pin down a few other pieces.
The wrong side of the fabric and pattern pieces from three different patterns. The rest is on the floor nicely folded.
While I was doing the pattern layout (which is going to change a bit), I did some more embroidery on a shirt Daughter is making. It is another dense pattern that takes about 45 minutes per cross.
Three got done and there are 5 more to do today.
So, today is to finish the embroidery and to start cutting out pattern pieces. I will start with the main part of the creation. It is very basic and should be a fairly easy item to make. When it is done, it will have to be decorated with some or maybe a lot of hand sewing. Fifty-five days until all will be done.