Friday, 25 April 2014

This weather is awful.  Rain, rain and more rain! 

Are these too big now?  You want your pictures to make an impact but I wonder if this size is too in your face!  We have been doing a bit of scrap management in some of my clubs at work - the red pattern in particular.  These all came out of my scrap bins - it barely made a dent in them which was very worrying really.  These are destined to be cushions I think.  See the extra white strip at the top and bottom of the green one?  That's what comes of trimming a block up before you measure it and realised you have trimmed off too much - I am getting really good at doing things like that.

Love the red one, although had a few issues as it was unpicked at one point, and now as you might be able to see from the photo, we have a few stretch issues due to the bias. Talking of bias, I am doing a Lone Star class that has the potential to be a nightmare with all those bias edges - should be fun.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

I got new fabric!!

I got some new fabric:

This lovely pile came from Gooba Designs on Etsy and they are LOVELY!  I can't decide what to make with them though.  I can see a shirt or two in some of them though.  I just got fat eights to see what they were like, but I really like them and now want to order more!

I also made myself something!!!  I know - for myself!  I have only wanted to do this for about 6 months.  My pegs were in a horrible plastic box thing and someone (!) kept leaving them out in the rain so all the pegs had gone rusty.  This fabric came in at work and just flew off the shelves; luckily I managed to bag myself some before then.  And so a peg bag was born:

And look - I also treated myself to some new pegs:

It has been used and has also been taken into work to be shown off - now everyone is making peg bags, it's great.  Guess what you are all getting for Christmas family???

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Back Again.

OK, let's give it another go shall we?

This is our new kitchen.  Taken on a lovely sunny day.  We are so pleased with it - it's not finished yet, but hey we have waited 20 odd years for this, a few more months won't matter that much.  This is the far end, the other end is a bit darker, but then we knew it would be. I can't show that end as I didn't tidy that one.  We still can't bring ourselves to put any pictures up yet!