Blocks in the post to Cathy

Just to say, my blocks are going off today – apologies for the delay, but my small local PO has closed and now I can only get to the PO on Saturdays, so it’s not so quick to send things off. Hopefully they won’t take too long to swim the Atlantic this time of...

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Three blocks for August

Three blocks for August

I had a harder time with fabrics for this block than I thought I might – apparently I don’t have many bluey greens. This one is far greener than it looks in the photo, though.  I’m hoping that some of my reds & oranges are ok, even though they have quite a bit of other colour in them – if not, please let me know and I’ll withdraw them.  Actually, I’m donating them to the pot anyway, so I don’t...

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two blocks – or not two blocks

two blocks – or not two blocks

I did make a couple of blocks for the lotto this month, but not minding my scant seams closely enough, they’ve come up a little small, so I’m not going to offer them up. Still, it was a fun block, and one I might try again when I’m in the mood to de-stash my scraps…  I do think I’ll think harder about the balance of the colours if I try them again, as I’m not convinced these work that well anyway, regardless...

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Blocks mailed

Kathie – my two blocks are going in the post today from London. Sorry to be so slow mailing – I confess I totally forgot in the midst of a couple of really busy weeks. Hopefully they won’t take very long to get to you now that the weather has sorted itself out. On my side of the pond,...

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Two blocks in February

Two blocks in February

  Apparently, I don’t own a lot of orphan blocks – and the ones I do own, are quite large.  In all my various bits and pieces, I could only really find these two small blocks which were small enough to form the foundation of a couple of February blocks. Actually, I’m not too surprised, because I tend to make a lot of scrap blocks up, using bits and pieces which haven’t been successful. And, too, I haven’t...

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Three from Kate

Three from Kate

  This was a fun block, and simple to construct, though it looks much more complicated (my favourite kind). I did find my blocks a tiny bit small -1/8″ inch or so – and though I know that’s within the acceptable range, it annoys me, and prompts me to check (next time I sew) if my quarter inch foot is actually aligning properly or whether something is slightly out.  Nothing is ever...

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Three from me

Three from me

Three Broken Dish Stars from me this month. All six blues used in the blocks are actually different fabrics, though it’s hard to tell in this photo. I did use the same WOW in all three, though.  Made these on Sunday, but nearly forgot to post them in...

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Blocks mailed to Susan

Four blocks going in the post tomorrow to Susan – luckily, I wasn’t as speedy in mailing them as I sometimes am, so I was able to make certain they were going to Rock Bridge Lane, not Rock Ridge Lane.  Hopefully they won’t be too long, but it will probably take at least a week to...

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Blocks mailed

My three sets finally went in the post yesterday. They went to Mary and the Canadian and Australian winners – be on the lookout ladies, though it will probably be at least a...

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A few hearts for the New Year

A few hearts for the New Year

  So, here are four heart blocks from me this month – I won’t say “begin as you mean to go on” this year, as who knows whether I’ll be able to play in the lotto much this year, but I hope to hit at least a few months!  I made these this morning alongside some other sewing – using the red scraps as leaders and enders and an excuse to get up and stretch my back when ironing. Because Sophie asked,...

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Still here, still stitching (a little)

Still here, still stitching (a little)

So, nothing like leaving it to the last minute…but I like this sort of block and always have loads of scraps on hand, and, more importantly, have finally finished the sewing project which was hanging over me, preventing me from feeling I could do anything else before it was done. It’s been a very busy year for me – very little time at home coupled with a bad virus during one of my holiday weeks – and I don’t think...

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