Thank you all so much for my happy birthday wishes and I am trying not to let all the praise go to my head. If it grows my hair will look too short.
I have seized "the bull by the horns" and started another scrappy project. I had 6 large log cabin blocks left from a recent make and
So I used a freebie Candy square pack, from my trip to the Festival of Quilts, a strip of white on white and started some small log cabin blocks. I have pulled 4 small remnants from the "large bits" stash box and cut into strips.
These will become a row of blocks along the middle of the whatever it becomes that I can see in my head. I am being fairly meticulous about measuring and trimming each block. BUT I am not working out the final measurements as I am "flying by touch".
I do not want to over think this, I just want to enjoy the process. If I end up with too many, well that's the start of something new. If there is not enough I will simply sash them or make them bigger.
One of the blocks, a bit rumpled but about to be pressed.
The part made new blocks, 22 of them, most have cream on red for the middle but a few have red on cream. They are from "Crazy for Red" by Minick & Simpson for Moda. I would never have bought them as the red is not vibrant enough for me really, but as part of the stash they have to be used.
I have 2 more rounds to add and will then have a measure up.
It is a glorious morning here, blue sky and sunshine with a lovely breeze to make the washing billow out on the whirly thingamabob.
I am off to Spinning group tomorrow, not for spinning though. It is going to be a dyeing day, mostly using natural dies. My mentor, the wonderful T and his wife are taking me along. All I have to do is be at theirs by 9:30 and bring a packed lunch and a folding chair. I can manage that, no probs.
The SO will keep the dogs happy, if not himself. He has an upset tum, probably from working in all that stagnant water. I am keeping well away just in case it is a bug.
The moaning and groaning has been, and still is, worthy of an award. An Emmy if not an Oscar.
Now I am off to my pressing and trimming and then another round of sewing.
Happy? that doesn't begin to cover it.
You are on an epic roll with your seeing machine, I have not used mine in ages and I have a couple of things which need sorting. My loom is also discarded for a while, but soon I will have enough hand knitted socks for all my family. Love you comment about So, it made me laugh.ReplyDelete
He has still not fully recovered so is on a very gentle diet. I am determined to sew as much as possible. It will not be long before fresh fleeces appear and I will be up to my elbows in them.Delete
When blokes are Ill you never know whether to send for the doctor or the drama critic😘ReplyDelete
Never a truer word was spoken.Delete
Your stash of bits and bobs is going to be gone before you know it. Love the blocks.ReplyDelete
I have to 'fess up that the stash is still embarrassingly large, but it is shrinking.Delete
Poor SO, men do tend to be dramatic about being poorly.ReplyDelete
Loved the Beautiful South .... but i'll never be a Perfect 10!
Enjoy tomorrow, maybe take along a cushion to sit on if you are to be sat for a long time on a hard chair?
Those were the days, I was a perfect 10 on my fat days. I took my folding camping chair, nice and soft but my btm hardly touched it.Delete
Hope he is feeling better soon. Have a good day at the spinning group, must admit to been a tad envious.ReplyDelete
I had a brilliant day, and learnt lots.Delete
I love that 'Crazy for Red' fabric. I've not seen that before.ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoyed your dyeing day....sounds like fun.
It is pretty but just not quite vibrant enough for me, I like clear brights. mind you for a dress the shades would be fine.Delete