Thursday, March 28, 2013

just binding my time

I have been binding my time

Happy and safe Easter.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Playing around

I have been playing around trying to work out how to do this pattern.
It's from 
"The Quilter's Album of Blocks & Borders" by Jinny Beyer.
 There are no measurements or instructions, so

  I have been practising with paper.

See anything wrong?

There are supposed to be 2 different blocks not 2 piles exactly the same!

I think I have worked it out.
Now tell me there is a pattern using the trapezium shape!
I think this is called the 'Y-version' of tumbling blocks.
Now for the fabric.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

slow stitching

Sometimes all I can do is to just keep stitching.

 Slowly, slowly

this will be done....

Monday, March 18, 2013

Here's a little tale..

Here'a a little story a lovely lady told me the other day....
At the boarding school she went to there was a sign by the appleS:

Further down the counter there was a plate of bisciuts

where some one had made a little sign:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Still too too hot

I feel like I am on a long boring terrible trip.
Like one of those long long flights 
from here to Europe
but I am in the sauna!

I should count my blessings.
The power is still on.
We have plenty of water.
I have a bath of cold water (my idea of a pool)
so I can wade in it now and again.
We have airconditioning, in one room.
And I can sew!

I love making tea cosies out of these precious little pieces.
You can buy one here!

Friday, March 8, 2013

too too HOT

We are set for well over a week
of temperatures of
well over 30 degrees!

 Time for hand stitching I think.

Monday, March 4, 2013

the cat is my critic

Do you remember back here I had started this quilt.
Didn't go well so I started it again.

Not sure what the cat thinks!