Suganthi had finished one stork and had one still in progress.
They have been worked in stranded cotton, long and short stitch on pale green silk and
will eventually be cushions for her sister.
Following the completion of her quilt, Sheila used the leftover fabrics and wadding to create three shopping bags. The cut lengths were joined together somewhat randomly and then she used a quilt-as-you-go method to make the bag sides. Two of the bags used the leftover fabric for the gussets and a furnishing fabric was used to complete the third bag. The fabrics are from the 'Thimbleberries' line that Sheila won in 2002.
Sheila's daily practice for August is to stitch on paper. Years ago, she had marked a large heavy weight paper with india ink. It was torn it into double page spreads and each day of the month, a simple stitched design is added to one side of the spread. The pages will be made into a book at the completion of the project. Sheila's further explorations can be found at: https://www.instagram.com/thingstitcher/.
We as a nation are still waiting and watching as this second wave of Covid 19 keeps raising it's ugly head. In the mean time we still keep stitching at home, and are planning our upcoming exhibit.