For Christians, today is not just the last Saturday of March, it is Holy Saturday. The most important feast of the year takes place tomorrow, Easter Sunday. I promised myself I would finish a lot of UFOs this month, but I only finished one of the items on my list. Instead, I have been making small cloths to be used on a shelf in front of the tabernacle in my church.
It is hard to see the details of the embroidery because most of it is white rayon thread on white linen.
The machine embroidery patterns are from Embroidery Library. The fabric is 2 layers of Irish linen sewn pillow case style with braiding around the edges. After seeing how wrinkled they were in the photos I starched and ironed them again. We were so busy preparing the church for Easter that I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the cloth on the altar.
I completed a few orange blocks for March's Rainbow Scrap Challenge and will be adding my photos to the link up at Sew Scrappy. I have enough strips and triangles cut for a few more blocks, but that will have to wait until April.
I did manage to complete one small UFO. It's now put away to be used on a small table under my poinsettia plan next Christmas.
I have been trying to make one Scrappy Sawtooth block for each day of Lent. Traditionally, Lent is considered to be 40 days, but this year the time from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday stretched to 46 days. I only managed to make 37, but I have more crumb blocks and triangles ready to go. These are the latest Sawtooth blocks added to the pile. Although they look like a rose color in the photo, the star points are actually an odd brick color.
Sorry to place so many photos in one post, but I am just catching up with my completed projects. I needed to replace my camera. After 7 years, the battery refused to charge and they no longer sell the battery it needs.. Our local Walmart is closing their camera department and I was able to purchase a Canon at a great price with more mega pixels. Hopefully, that will improve my photo taking. Happy Easter to all who celebrate