I am working steadily hand quilting a large piece. It is big and slippery enough that I need the support of a table, and the autumn light has been dull enough that I prefer a north-facing window at which to work. So, the work is proceeding in the sewing room. So far, so good.
In the evenings, however, and if I have chores to do, I will not be in the sewing room. Yet, I need to have something to hand for the in between times - especially when it is not possible to turn my mind to reading. The solution is to have a steady stream of small stitch pieces on which to work.
Yesterday I finalised the digital work on Jazz flute, which was started some months ago, printed it onto cotton lawn, and in the evening started to stitch.
I also finalised the digital work on Ginkgo rider, the origins of which go back several years. It just needs printing onto cotton now, which I shall do later today. In this piece a lot of the colour will be added with the thread used to stitch.
I have written a post on my work blog describing the development of the designs.