Helloooooooooooo. Are you still out there…….?
I feel as if I have dropped off the blogging radar for a good while now. First there was summer and then I managed to cut my thumb, on my dominant hand, really badly on a potato peeler. We have dispatched Elder Son to university (with the offending potato peeler) and last week my hubby and I had five nights away (one our own) to Kent / East Sussex. We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous - sun and warmth - a real Indian Summer. Whilst we were down in that part of England, we dropped in and had coffee with Terri and spent a morning with this trio of lovely ladies - Ceri, Liz and Nikki. It was really great to meet up with my sewing buddies whilst we were 'down South'.
On the sewing front I haven't really achieved much. I managed to get September hipBee blocks completed for Sarah. I ran out of the outer black fabric for the second block but I know that Sarah completed it with the scraps that were returned to her by the other bees.
|Two box in a box|
I also struggled to get Fiona's hipBee block completed for August. I had difficulty in making the gorgeous Amy Butler fabric go round. Fi wanted an improv sort of block. This is what I sent her, but it wasn't how it looked in my head! I had to use every scrap of the AB fabric to end up with this block. Not my greatest block,and it took over a month to complete!
In Bee a Brit Stingy, Karen asked for LV with 1930s feel, blocks. I really enjoyed making these blocks and found out that I wasn't as good at doing QST as I thought I was!
I think that Karen is going to end up with a beautiful quilt.
Yesterday was the first free day that I had to sew since the 'potato peeler incident'. I decided that although I should be doing lots of other jobs, or sewing for others, I wouldn't. It was definitely a sewing for pleasure, kind of day. I have been wanting to do some paper piecing blocks for ages so I decided that I would start with an Economy Block. This is what I achieved.
I enjoyed the preciseness of the paper piecing but above all, it was pure pleasure to be back at the sewing machine, enjoying my own thoughts as I sewed. I have missed it so much.