Wednesday 30 November 2016
A resounding 'no'!
However, as I had both a broken down boiler (and thus an unscheduled boiler replacement) and a lovely weekend away, this isn't a total surprise!
This was the 6 1/2" block for the week.
Another busy week coming up, so I'd better start making some more blocks now to see how I get on with the 16 block target again!
Frosty weather here, and thoughts turning to early Christmas festivities. Hope that you too are enjoying the season!
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Count along and we'll see!
This is the first block that I had to make. Of course, I hadn't realised that I'd have a 12" square 'special' on my list - I was tempted to call that 16 blocks done - it's the right area for 16 blocks, after all, but I realised that it wouldn't help my block count / date target to do that, so I persevered!
Points missing, I'm afraid..... but not a bad crop overall.
Ten blocks so far..... keep counting!
So, no, I didn't make my target - I haven't even got 16 blocks cut out! Oh well. Fun to have a target but I'm not going to berate myself for not quite making it, but carry on playing with a smile on my face.
Benta. Thanks, Benta - its fab!
I'm off to see how I do with my block target this week. Happy sewing, everyone!
Wednesday 16 November 2016
The 365 challenge blocks take a bit longer, as each is different to cut and sew. I'm guessing that the fastest I could make them would be 90 minutes for four, unless they were incredibly simple ones!
Not sure that is realistic, but I'll give it my best shot!
Something to ponder (and my DD's have offered to eat the choccies if I don't send them - kind girls!).
Right, back to the 365 blocks and some other sewing that I need to complete this week.
Happy sewing everyone!
Wednesday 9 November 2016
I thought that I'd grown out of that. But the news from American this morning and the cold wet weather we have here today has brought the November blues flooding back. Not even my two lovely girls having an INSET day from school so being at home with me has stopped me from feeling grumpy.
I decided to put the time to good use, and with the BBC World Service on the radio got to work on my 365 challenge blocks. I'm working on August at the moment, so just three months behind (gulp!).
Why is it always more frustrating to have to go back to something that is part done than it is to start afresh? I should be full of joy that at least some of the parts are still on my paper plate where I thought I'd left them all!
Our oven gloves, made by me some years ago (and almost as faded as they look in this photo!) were wearing a bit thin.
DH suffered quite a nasty burn, which made me focus on making some more. We have been trying to buy the right shape and size for some time, but can't find anything that we like as much as this homemade pattern.
The rain is easing up now, so I'll chase my girls into their waterproofs so we can go out for a damp autumn walk, with perhaps a hot chocolate at the end to lift our spirits.
Hope that you are dealing with life in the most positive way that you can too - and perhaps good crafty or sewn things come out of your time too.
Wednesday 2 November 2016
A couple of post cards..... both 6" x 4".
Lots of cutting and putting pieces into plastic bags to start off with. A little construction - can you see that each block (I made nine of each) has one more piece than the last? Three more types of block to make
All fabrics from stash - I'm not sure whether I've got sufficient contrast or not, but it seems to be more or less OK so far.... With mystery quilts it's always a bit of a gamble, isn't it?
It will be fun to see what the other group members who are making it come up with for their fabric choices.
Hope that you are enjoying some sewing or crafting time too!