I have managed to get some sewing done though. I've finished the cushion for mother-in-law's birthday next week. The top is quilted with hand embroidery and seed beads; she loves owls, so I've tucked one into the corner. It's become a bit of a tradition, making cushions for her. I first made one soon after I met her, and have replaced them every few years as they start to wear out and fade.
I've also managed to do the first two embroidered blocks from Lynette Anderson's free Noah's Ark BOM. I'll leave the log cabin patchwork borders until they're all done I think, so that I can be sure of
getting the colours right. They are really cute and will make a lovely wallhanging. I'm starting to
really enjoy combining embroidery and patchwork. I'm always a bit impatient and keen to start something new, so small projects like this have a high interest value.