Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Having spent Sunday prepping more Farmers Wife blocks, today was the first chance to sew a few more. I managed 3. They are getting harder now so machine sewing them will become very difficult. With that in mind, I read up paper blocking. The first tutorial blew my mind but the one I read today made more sense although that method will require more planning in order to 'fussy' cut the fabric. Until I have to revert to that method, machine sewing is still my preferred option.
My blocks today were reasonably easy but although I tried really really hard, some bits are not perfect.

These need better pressing and squaring up but I'm leaving that until I've made them all.

Saturday, 25 June 2016


For the past 2 days I've been trying to catch up with my 1930s patchwork blocks. So far I've made these.

None are squared up as yet. I need to prep some more now. Long way to go.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


That pile of washing got done yay! So did most of the ironing, another yay! But there's still the motorhome bed to change, that can wait!
I've weeded the garden, well most of it, shopped and am now looking forward to sewing some of the 1930s blocks I prepped whilst away.
Finally managed to replace the ink in my printer and print off more block templates plus my supply list for Tim's Creative Chemistry 103.
I seem to have quite a few items on the list, thank goodness, so need to decide whether to buy the ones I don't have. 
The class starts on 1/8 so I have a little while to decide. 
My perennial border is springing into life. 
Some plants are getting rather unruly so may have to be severely taken care of. 
Back to deciding the next steps then.

Sunday, 19 June 2016


The last two weeks have flown but that's what holidays seem to do. 

We have, on the whole, had a good time. Some spent on our own and some with friends. I've had 'me time' and been able to think quietly allowing me to craft to my hearts delight.
You've seen this before. Never expected to make so many hexies. That would not have happened at home.
Hubby has had a nice time, shopping, eating veggie pasties and planning his next lot of presents having seen goodies at the air show. 
Over all, we have enjoyed this holiday despite its noisy ending thanks to the exuberant lads in the tent next to us. Home tomorrow to different folk next to us, but hey!! That's life.

Saturday, 18 June 2016


I finished cutting the last of the blocks I brought with me. What to do next!
I decided to lay out the hexies to see if I could make 4 seat back covers. They did.
After cutting up 5 fat quarters I made enough hexies as you can see with just 4 left over. I don't have the right colour of thread with me to begin sewing them, so I've bundled them up ready for another day. Just have to work out how to back them though.
I have lots of material with me so tomorrow I'll have a go at working out more blocks from the group's matrix of releases. That should keep me busy then it's home time on Monday.