With my four days away earlier this month, and some sewing days with friends, and a day spent with Blossom, I'm afraid I have fallen behind on my own work for the next issue of Elefantz Home.
It's actually not easy to have 'business hours' when you work from home.
Still, I will live and learn.
As much as I enjoy the company of friends as we sit and stitch, I pay later with rushing my work and choosing a take-out meal instead of a 'nourished home-cooked-from-love dinner' with my husband.
Do you struggle with the balance of work and play too?
Due to this 'chasing my tail' month, it will be another day or two before I show you all 4 projects featured in the August 2nd issue of my e-zine, however, I can show you three that are ready!
"Pot Me Pretty"...
The cover fits an A5 binder...
The embroidery and specific pattern for this design and matching bookmark will be in the e-zine...
NOTE: I'm going to use my finished binder as a family heirloom recipe book, and next week on the blog I'll do a short tutorial on a (different) simple binder cover with dividers so you can make one yourself. All you need is a binder, some fabric, and scrapbook paper.
Of course, if you'd like to make one the same as Pot Me Pretty with the embroidered block, you'll need to subscribe to Elefantz HOME e-zine HERE.
"Colour Your Heart" stitchery...
Block 4 of Shabby Roses Beauty, "Butterfly Blush"...
And the fourth project will be...
"Create & Dream"...
...but I'm still finishing it.
I think you can see how sweet it will be, though?
Now if you'd like to make all of these projects and you've not yet subscribed to Elefantz HOME e-zine, you can easily do so HERE. This issue will be published on August 2nd.
Subscribe before August 1st and I will email you the pattern for my Shabby Roses Cushion as a welcome gift!
Last bit of news for today!
My friend Dawn has just begun a Block of the Week for a pieced quilt!
This is her first block, with a sweet little stitchery inside...
You can read all about it HERE on her blog!
This will be quick to stitch and you'll have a quilt in time for Christmas. How lovely would that be!?
I'm going to chill out with my beloved this evening, and share a simple home cooked meal of rissoles and mash - his very favourite.
What will be on your dinner table tonight?