I have been trying to get a post together for days, and sit with this computer in my lap and don't seem to have a thing to say. So I hope this won't be too boring.
I haven't worked on my SBS quilt, so I put on block together yesterday. The pictures not very good, and in fact, I think I'll remake it because the center quarter square triangle squares don't have enough contrast. Looks a little blah.
Do you remember the old pin cushion I told you about recently? Well, even after I had received the lovely one from Lynda I still had my old one on my sewing table. I stuck a needle in it and it went all the way into the pincushion. I thought I could make it come back out, but when I pressed on it, my finger under the bottom got stuck by pins in 2 places. I figured since it was no good anyway, I'd take it apart and get my needle out of the top and the 2 from the bottom that had stuck me. I snipped it apart and poured out some of the filling out (I don't know what it was), and 5 needles fell out. I was amazed. When I gingerly put my finger inside I could feel others, so I found a shallow bowl and poured it all out. Would you believe there were 61 needles in that little ball?! I had always wondered what became of my needles as I finished projects, but never dreamed they were being "eaten up" by the pincushion!
Still on the subject of pincushions, I made myself one since I do need to have more than one, but I'm not going to show you because it's really pretty bad. I'm still going to count it as a June finish, but no one will ever see it.
I've kept myself very busy with sewing. My red and aqua blocks are all done and I've started quilting them using quilt as you go. I'll show it when I have a little done. I've been steadily working on the triangles for my DJ quilt, and they are very different from piecing a block. It's not really harder, just different to try and shape a triangle instead of a square.
I've also made a lot of progress with the Red White and Blue swap blocks. I've finished all of those I received in the swap and I'm making more to complete a bed size quilt. Here are some of the latest completions.
Spring Wall Hanging; Little Dresses for Africa - April
Green and Cream quilt - May
2 Pincushions - June
Basket runner, dress - July
Travel Bag - August
2 Fall table runners - September
Fall Table Runner - October
Welcome to my blog. As you can see from my WIP list, my interests are varied, but unfortunately, keep me sitting still to complete them. I am retired, and enjoying all the freedom it brings. My hubby and I enjoy travel, especially cruises, and you can count on seeing pictures of our travels here on occasion. So, I hope you enjoy what I put here, as much as I enjoy my visits to your blog.