I haven’t blogged for a week and that feels very strange. Last week, I took my sewing machine and all my sewing equipment to my parents and then didn’t even unpack them. I have now caught up on life so today was a sewing day. I have a few commitments that are outstanding. I still have Catherine’s bee blocks to do for the Bee a Brit Stingy but I am struggling to find the right neutral fabric so I put this one to one side. I will have a hunt tonight for the right fabric!
I did, however, whip up a couple of 16 patch blocks for Bee Blessed. These are super easy and are done in no time at all.
|Bee Blessed blocks|
The next couple of sewing ‘to do’ items are for the Fat Quarterly Retreat. I have put my name in the ring for both the sample swap and the name badge swap. I have decided what to make for the sample swap and I know that I just need time to get down to the cutting out, so I will do that some evening when the light isn’t good enough to sew by.
So today’s challenge was making a badge for my partner in the name badge swap. It was actually quite easy to decide what to do, as my partner was very specific (in a good way), so I decided to do a little free motion sketching as well as putting my partner’s name and blog name onto the badge. I also made a lanyard as the badge is too big to be put on a women’s chest! The hardest part of the whole make was inserting the grommet to hang the badge by. I haven't done it very well, but fortunately my son came home from school just at the right time to rescue me from making a complete mess of it.
|FQR name badge for my secret partner|
I am really pleased with how it has turned out and feel relieved to be able to tick it off my list. I can’t show you the front of the badge as it is a secret swap and I cannot give the game away quite yet. I have taken a photo of the front so it can be revealed when my partner receives it. The posting window is not for a while yet.
All in all, it was good to be back at the sewing machine again.