A beautiful morning after last nights rain, all clean and shiny!
I did a little more sewing on the Hug Quilt yesterday and am very pleased with it so far. I have planned (sort of) the next fabric to use but of course once I get it under the needle anything might happen. Now I will never admit to saying this but ..........................sometimes just sometimes I think that I have too much fabric to choose from. GULP.
Anyhow have a look. This is the block so far with the next possible row.
Step one you add a little gray.
Step two you try a little blue.
Step three you add a little brightness
Well that sure seems like heaven to me
Or Does It?
The jury is out and I am going to have another rootle through the Stash
As I sew the rows on I use leaders and enders, these are blocks of fabric that sit under the needle at the end of each row meaning that I save on thread. I could use a couple of scraps until there is more thread than fabric then chuck them and pick 2 more bits. But waste not want not and being a scrapaholic I do this.
All the little squares and strips from my cutting get slowly stitched together and they grow, boy do they grow.
You will see that here and there I have put a pop of colour that does not appear in the quilt, this is just to add a little interest and because it was there when my hand dipped into the scrap bin. When the block are done, there is a way to go yet as I want them quite big, I will sew all these scrappy blocks together and make cushion covers. When I sit up in bed with a mug of tea and the lap top I find that a cushion in the small of my back makes it more comfortable so when I sew a quilt I try to make at least two cushions.
I have been pretty good about sticking to my plan, however on Friday I started sewing at around 12.30 and it was gone 6.00 before I realised that I had eaten and drunk nothing all afternoon, I was so focused on my sewing. Michael had gone to Nathans ( my work partner) to build a picnic bench and I lost track of the time. It was only Francesca ringing me that brought me back to reality.
I had some chicken and salad with a freshly made bread roll. Oh yes while sewing I made a batch of bread. 1 Kg white flour, 200g Rye flour, 1tsp sugar 2tsp salt.10g easy cook yeast and I used some flat cider diluted with water as the liquid, yummy!
Any how Saturday I did exactly the same, I had a banana for breakfast with half a mango and much later realised that it was nearly dinner time.
Jacket spuds in the ding oven to part cook while the oven went on, Francesca had made a batch if choc chunk cookies so it was not completely cold, What's that? why choc chunk? easy we had no chocolate chips, waste of money, she chopped a bar of basic chocolate into chunks, much better.
We had jacked potato with cold roast pork and a pile of salad, I had the smallest potato 1 small slice of meat and a heap of salad (free from work!). all good so far . then disaster struck
In the freezer I have some ice cream, not just any ice cream, Ben and Jerry's Phish Food oooooh
I have to tell we had Ice cream sandwiches made with the cookies.
WICKED and probably two days worth of calories and a months worth of sugar but sooooo goooood.
and after all "we're worth it"
That is it for today I am into the garden for a while then a bit more , sew, press,cut , rinse and repeat.
Dinner today is IFFITS and I will not be held responsible.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. Francesca's cookies, so naughty so nice.
2. Michael out of my hair allowing me to sew with no distractions.
3. A good night at work, early finish and in bed by 4.00am.
4. A cool morning to get out in the garden.
5. A trip to Button Up and Stitch tomorrow to get batting for The Hug.( there is every chance that some pretties may fall in my bag)