Monday, 6 February 2012

OMG! She sewed!!

Yes, yes, I know, don't fall off your chair. Today I actually managed to put fabric to sewing machine and sew!! Not for as long as I would have liked to, I will admit, but things kept getting in the way - like washing and cooking and Facebook... bloody facebook!

I had two things I wanted to get done today - at least one of the blocks for AJ  for the EB Sewing Bee. The other was to join and sash the blocks I did for a walling hanging at my Creative Club the other day. While I didn't get either done to the extent I wanted, I did get a start!

So first, AJ's block. I needed to sew 5 x 4.5in scrappy blue blocks. After a few false starts, I got it!

Then I had an attack of worries and got concerned this wasn't what she was after, so posted on FB see how it keeps sucking me in?? to confirm I had it right. Apparently I do so next time I can go forth!

As for my wall hanging, I got the blocks joined, but not the sashing done. This time the culprit was picking the kids up from school - or more to the point, off the ferry as a friend bought them home today. Anyway, this is where I am with it now.

From here I need to put sashing on, back it and quilt it - stitch in the ditch. I'll leave the binding until the next Creative Club (first Thursday in March) as it's done a special way and I obviously did not get to it last week! Margaret at Bayside Stitchcraft said it will only take half an hour to finish.

Before I packed up I decided to take a photo of my work area today.

The island bench in our kitchen is perfect. It's higher than a normal bench meaning no sore back and has perfect spot for the ironing board at the end. The laptop was so I could follow AJ's tutorial as well as the occasional check of FB...With temps of 32 and humidity around 71% today, the water was an absolute necessity!