I am starting to feel like a quilter again! Now normally you would like a pretty, eye grabbing photo to lead with. BUT this is pretty to me. PT approved me using my machine as the leg motions are similar to the exercise movements I have to do thru the day. Yes, I can use the left when the right side starts to tire. Threads and fur - so pretty to me lately.(Or maybe quilter's shouldn't wear sweat pants?)
Yep, I got those Bonnie Hunter Celtic Soltice 'flight' blocks assembled. A few each day thru this week. I don't know when I will get to the other block assembly, but with all the units finished, they should work up quickly. I am thinking of doing a different border though. Not to worry, those units will be used in something else somewhere down the line.
I had hand pieced my 16-patch blocks for 'Goodnight Irene' sew along as part of my Slow Stitching Sunday. And they are ready. I had a real DUH moment in pressing these and my fight blocks. Struggling to stand like that wobbly flamingo at the ironing board left me only able to do 3-4 at a time and then rest. DUH - lower the dang ironing board!! Then I could roll my wheel chair right up and press away - who'd thunk it!!
And I decided to just use one of the '5-minute' blocks for a table mat. The rest was an easy dis-mantle and the can be used (and the extra fabrics) in something else. Yeah, I even did a yo-yo with button for the center. It only took me three tries this time to get a decent yo-yo - I do not like to make yo-yo's. So my 'Something Old' is finished.
And I received a lovely package in the mail - my 'Sewing with Friends' little swap group. This time is was a pincushion swap. A cute berry pie pincushion (in a real little pie tin), a sweet hanky, little fabric tray, little buttons, and felt tiny clothespin clips.
This is the pincushion set that I sent to my partner. I use this Tutorial from SewMaMaSew. I made the pincushion smaller than hers and used doll plastic pellets instead of the dried rice.
I have to share my Thank You to a dear sweet bloggy friend who sent me these lovely flowers - thank you KatieQ. And these flowers led to all the cat fur trouble. Every where I placed these a certain kitty just wanted to dig in the pot. So they are on my mantel now - thinking high up would thwart the shinanigans.
Yes, Miss Thing - caught in the act!! The photo of her reaching up to the corner of the mantel for the flowers was really blurry - these are her trying to scoot away. And that nasty face I got! WELL!!!!!!
Just want to share this with you all. I know some of you are on the NO BUY pledge - but support your local shop even if to buy some thread.