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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December blocks!

December blocks!

  Finally a month where I had the three necessary factors to play: time, love of the blocks and the right fabrics!  So here are my nine blocks – and I’m sure I’ll be revisiting this block myself in other circumstances – it’s a really good one for using...

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Two tulips for September

Two tulips for September

  After many months of not being able to play for one reason or another, I finally had a chance to make a couple of blocks for the lotto. I’ve told myself I might do a few more before the end of the month, but that’s probably not a very realistic goal, with several more University Open days coming up, plus an 18th birthday celebration… Not to mention work!  Still, here are some orange tulips and some purple tulips to join...

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Blocks for Barbara

As it happens, I have something else to go to the post office this morning, so Sophie’s April mailing instructions were well timed for me and I can get my blocks for Barbara in the post straight away. Of course, they can take anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks to get there from London, depending, but this time of year, it’s usually closer to the former than the...

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Paved with good intentions…

Paved with good intentions…

  Well, sometimes your good intentions do you in… I was looking through my scraps yesterday to find pieces for this block and I very carefully pulled out enough matching white backgrounds to make the star points for three stars. Got all the points made (and the green made-fabric centres) when I realised I hadn’t pulled out enough white for the corner squares as well… And did I have enough of the same white to match the...

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Still hopeful

It’s not been a good year for me in terms of playing the block lotto – some months, I’ve just been really busy, and some months I’ve been uninspired or the blocks just weren’t me. There’s probably a bit of lazy in there, as well 🙂 I do, however, really like this one, so I’m hoping this weekend will afford time for at least a couple of blocks – one of the things which was going to keep me really...

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Block posted

Finally got my one little January block posted off to Elizabeth on Thursday – sorry to take so long with it – just been one of those months. Hopefully the rest of the month will be less...

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Only one in January

Only one in January

Only one block made for the blocklotto this month – I had originally intended to do more, but actually, almost all the black and white prints I have are unsuitable – they either contain a little of some other colour or they are so evenly split between black and white that they don’t really look black or white, which makes them hard to use in this situation. And as I am trying to buy very little new fabric in general, I decided...

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Blocks mailed: Dena and Julianne

Just to say, my blocks are going in the mail this morning – luckily I was already headed to the PO today, so Sophie’s email was perfectly timed; otherwise I might have had to wait until mid-week next week. Now that the holiday rush is over, I hope they won’t take long to cross the...

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8 from Kate

8 from Kate

  After several months of not playing  for one reason or another (I think one month was an applique block, which I usually skip, but the others I was just SO BUSY) I finally have some time to make blocks – and I’m glad, as these are really easy, fun blocks. I made 8 of them, because that was how many I could easily find the right size scraps for, without digging into stash (ok, I confess, I only had scraps enough for 7, but I...

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Blocks on the way (to Karen)

Karen, my blocks are going in the post to you tomorrow – sorry to take a while to get them posted, but it’s been a very busy week (I work in a school, and it’s the first week back – haven’t quite adjusted yet!).  ...

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