Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Needlepoint & Bento Box

Most evenings, my husband and I get home from work and end up watching a little TV to unwind from the day.  I'm rarely able to just sit there and watch TV.  If I don't do something, I usually fall asleep! 

When I don't have binding to sew onto a quilt, I do needlepoint.  I started in high school and have gradually increased the complexity of the pictures that I sew.  Last year I completed a rendition of Starry Night.  Now I'm working on Water Lilies by Monet.  Here's how far I've gotten:


And a close-up.  I've finally gotten a start of a bridge. ;-)


This past weekend I also made some progress on the Bento Box quilt.  Here's the blocks up on my design wall:


The batiks are all from a 2.5" strip pack that I picked up from my LQS last year.


I'm really liking the purples and greens together.


Sunday, I was able to spend some time cutting the rest of the strips to get them ready for piecing.  I love the looks of the stacks all neatly arranged and ready to sew.  I'm a bit OCD sometimes. :-)



I've already sewn the two stacks on the right together and they are ready for pressing.  Maybe I'll make some additional progress on it this week.

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. I never have patience for counted cross stitch -one of the ladies in one of the groups I am in does this sometimes instead of quilting and she recently finished a picture of iris's - it turned out so well she had it framed and it looks really good!
    Love the bento box