I did not waste the time though, I completed 2 started projects and made 2 more from scratch.
My scrappy quarter square triangles are now a cushion, with a border from the Bloomsbury Collection and backed with some Chicopee from Denyse Schmidt.
The Half Square Triangles are now a child size quilt, I forgot to take a picture of the backing, it is a creamy yellow and very soft.
I was drinking tea, much, much earlier this morning and reading a few blogs, one of which was Chrissie Crafts. She has made an apron for a teachers gift using a tutorial from Sandra at Cherry Heart. Well I had to pop over and have a look see, it would have been rude not to. Once I got there I liked it so much that I am now following.
I had a light bulb moment and thought, I need one of those for when I am doing the housework, I am constantly finding random things that have wandered away from their allotted place. This little apron has 3 pockets and is not flouncy or gathery to get in the way.
I made this in less than an hour, and I love it BUT....... it is a touch small.
So out came some more fabric, and another bit of ribbon.
20" wide, much better, there are still 3 pockets but wider. I am now thinking of a longer one with 2 layers of pockets.
So there we are, numbers 16, 17, 18 and 19 crossed off. I told Francesca about the aprons and she would like one in Seasonal fabrics (still too early for the C word) I will fill the pockets with dusters and polish and so on.
I have had an Email from Myra in Winnipeg, Canada. She is unable to comment unless she does is under Anonymous, ideas anybody?
Ben's skin condition is an unknown quantity, partly it is because he has been growing too much skin. This becomes flaky, hard in places quite wet in others, he had managed to get a yeast infection and grow some bacteria. The new medications are helping with this and to further help I have put him on an additive free diet.
Veeknits19 expressed an interest in my new snips, I have a pair for you, just email me your snail mail address and I will get them off to you. They are the last pair in the shop and there may not be any more.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A mostly dry and sunny day.
2. 4 more projects completed.
3. Homemade Pizza for dinner and 2 for the freezer.
4. I found a small pile of fat quarters this morning.
5. I had tea with Maggie this afternoon, complete with a lap full of tortoiseshell cat.
Tomorrow I will clean the new machine and put a new needle in, I have done so much sewing this is the third time I will have done this. I still have to try out the overlocker, possibly tomorrow while dinner cooks.
Ben is ready for another short walk, I look forward to long walks sometime, sooner rather than later. Then it will be time for tea.