He did say that silly selfies were welcome, I am debating whether to get it chopped off. The thing is that when I cook I like my hair scraped up, a stray hair in food is so yukky. If I get it cut I either need it long enough to tie up or so short that it does not matter. mmmm, I am not sure that I am ready for such a dramatic change.
Anyhow, to relax my mind, if not my body, I have started sewing scraps again. After my last foray into the scrap bins I threw a load of mismatched bits and strips into a linen basket. Today I tipped it out and started picking through it.
There are lots of oddments in here but I can not bring myself to waste them.
The first pick, pressed and ready to start sewing into pairs.
These pairs are pressed and ready to be paired again. It is a tedious process to begin with but soon grows on me.
Some of these small blocks have 8 or 9 smaller bits stitched together.
All the blocks need tidying up every now and then, once I have a good stack I will straighten up the edges then sew each to a strip. Then start again until most of the scraps are used. Finally I will get all the blocks sewn together, some will need cutting again but most of the "new fabric" will be used.
I have all the scraps from yesterdays quilt in a box. I want to use the old up first. I can not say that I am loving this but I need some brainless activity. Oh yes I could clean the oven or scrub the kitchen floor with a toothbrush but I will pass on those for now.
I had a nice surprise in the post today, 6 packets of seeds from my garden magazine, some of these will be saved to next year but I will be sowing some next week.
What do you think of my new ironing board cover, beneath the seeds, pretty, well padded and under £4 from Poundstretcher, I could not make one for that.
I have had 2 quilts on the frame and FMQ'd with the 1600P. one has gone to a new home and this one will be staying with me. The stitching is a bit hit and miss but I expected it to be much worse. I will be loading another practice quilt tomorrow and will be quilting it on Monday.
BTW the sofa throw is one of the first that I made, it is repurposed curtains and backed with the curtains that I cut the sashing strips from. It cost me just under £5 including the thread and all came from the same CS.
I am now going to settle down and watch NCIS and digest my dinner. A very frugal meal using a half price Pulled Beef joint from Lidl, home grown new potatoes and home made coleslaw. It was just what I fancied, cost around £2 and made 2 good meals and there is slaw in the fridge for another time.