Maybe it’s the drop of the temperature. Maybe the garden needing less attention. Or maybe it’s the ever-growing pile of almost finished projects. Whatever the reason, this weekend, I picked up my hexi puffs. Oh yes. This project is nearing completion.
Project was started in January 2013. I intended to make it bigger, but since starting to sew the hexipuffs together, I’m really glad I reduced my ambitions. It is surprisingly heavy.
I’m going for a hexagon shape. Yesterday, I laid it out and discovered that it was morphing into a blob. So out came the scissors, and puffs were cut away. Whole swaths. Enough to bring tears to the eyes. A lot of snarling from me and Sunday lunch put on hold, but I got there in the end. The shape is right and the last ring of hexis are held firmly in place with safety pins,for the moment, just so I don’t lose the shape again.
(Spot the child, who is totally unconcerned that I am in full attack-mode and wielding scissors. He chooses to sit right beside it and draw. So trusting!)
In the process, I discovered I need 9 more hexi puffs, which isn’t so bad. While the children finished homework, I put the scissors away, and dug out the needles and wool. The sound of clicking needles could be heard.
Three down, and six to go. I’m finishing this project – this week. (Can you hear the determination?) Next time you see these hexi puffs, they will be part of a finished Beekeeper’s Quilt. A “ta-da” moment is imminent.
Sigh. How about you? Has the change in the season seen you returning to a work in progress?