Any who, enough of the singing, I have been tidying my off cut and big scrap bins. While I was at it I found a big piece of fabric, a gift, and made a tote bag. Not just any old bag but a string strip bag, because I unearthed rather a few smaller bags full of skinny strips and odd corner bits.
Here is my new bag, overflowing with delicious little bites of colour.
Well and good, one thing led to another and I thought that I may as well press a few bits.
These never made it into the bag, there was not room. A good starting point for some string blocks. The idea has been fermenting away in my head for ages, it may well have stayed there but for my cold.
While I was busy snotting my way through a years supply of tissues I did quite a bit of surfing and tutorial watching. I also picked up a live cam cast from Bonnie Hunter, and she was busy making string blocks, little titchy ones at 3" finished. Now I like tiny scraps but reserve them for my crazy patchwork, soooo, I grabbed last weeks newspaper and cut myself a stack of 6" squares. Then moved some of the pressed bits to the sewing table.
This was pristine this morning, I should have known that it would not last. Not to worry, I have had fun stitching and pressing away.
Before I realised it there were 15 blocks to be trimmed. I do not have a plan for these but, as the stack grows I am sure to come up with something.
The trouble is, as always, the bag of strings that I am working from seems to be fuller now than when I started. Hey ho, I will prevail.
Now I am off to have a quick straighten up before finding my way to the kitchen, tea is called for and lots of it. Then dinner I am having fish and chips for a change, all cooked in the oven, with some mushy peas and a slice of fresh bread. Can't have chips without making a butty now can you.
I went to the local cinema in Brynamman yesterday and saw Into The Woods, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although Red Riding Hood needed a slap or three, to my thinking. It is only £4 for an OAP which is very good, and the seats are comfy, the place is clean and warm, and someone comes round with ice cream and lollies!