Remember this little experiment,
I used some Kona Snow Charms that were left over from another project and some assorted precut charms that I bought. I struggled with the piecing as the patterned charms were not cut quite straight. Of course I had all the HST's sewn, cut and pressed before I discovered this but I gritted my teeth, made some strong tea and sewed. Then I rebelled and put it all away for a little rest. This week I discovered it and decided that it was crunch time. I have not used all my HST's, I do not have that amount of will power, the rest have gone into my crazy scrap bin.
This little quilt has used up some high loft wadding that was lurking about, the border is a slippery fabric that has been deliberately ignored for too long. It is not shiny or even slippery to the touch, it just has to be pinned within an inch of its life or its slithers around under the presser foot. It is now tucked away with the Picnic Basket ready for the coming summer.
This scrappy bag is quilted and used another scrap of the thick wadding, the lining and handles are from some cotton dress material that never got used.
These 3 bags are fully lined and were once a curtain, the other one was used a few years ago and I thought that this was one Lone Ranger that had reached its "use by" .
At the risk of being completely boring, here are my long lasting roses, I really thought that they would have been in the compost bin by now. The Hyacinths were a gift and look how they have turned out, the tall one is filling the room with scent and I have hopes that the little one will oblige also. They were started off together and have had exactly the same treatment so goodness only knows why the disparity in growth happened.
Once flowered I will pot them into some compost to feed the bulbs and put them in the garden later in the year.
I am off out for a girls night in later, lots of chatter, a little film watching and some nibbles. We may indulge in a glass of wine but it is more likely that the teapot will be working hard.
I hope that you all enjoy your weekends, wherever you may be, and fingers crossed that we all see some sunshine.