Monday, 1 August 2016

The Lull

If you are thinking I've been quiet lately, you are right. I had house guests in June then during July two things happened.

1. I decided to tick a fitness goal off my bucket list.

So I trained almost every day and finally cycled up a mountain pass! 1607 feet of elevation gain in 5.5 miles. It was a very fast trip down the pass LOL but all up the 11 miles took 2 hours 15 minutes

That is me cycling up - hubby took this great photo whilst he waited for me to catch up.

2. We got a puppy - so I have been outside a lot toilet training her

This is Zoe the Dachsund Yorkie cross she's only about 3lbs at the moment and 13 weeks old

So  I have barely sewn a stitch but this is my August block for the Adventurous Stars BOM I am hosting, which is the only sewing I have done all month!!!!

Later this week I start my new full time education assistant job so my sewing and designing may be a bit more sporadic, but I am enriching my soul by going back to the work I LOVE, educating kids.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge update

I've combined June and July Rainbow Scrap Challenge colours for this scrappy Pentagonal Star block,  I didn't make a block in June because I had house guests. 

We had a great July 4th weekend here, I hope you did too wherever you are.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Sewing Hiatus over!!!!

I have just had my in-laws visiting for a month. They slept in the downstairs bedroom adjacent to my sewing room. They are messy people so the downstairs kitchen etc looked like a bomb had hit it and so I only briefly ventured into the basement to get things from the freezer when they were here because I find their mess stress inducing. So that means I didn't sew a stitch for a whole month

But today I finally had time to get back down there and end the sewing drought!

I finished this final childhood memories quilt for a friends grandchildren. It's a relief to be able to focus on my own projects again finally!

But it did give me an excuse to finally cut into my roll of batting!

It seemed like excellent quality for 80/20 and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another roll from if I see it on sale again when this roll gets used up.

Don't forget to pop over to the download site (link at top of left sidebar) to download the July block pattern for the Adventurous Stars BOM. It's this block I call Plaid Star because of the checkerboard effect in the background.