Friday, August 3, 2018

Taking Shape

I managed to make an early start this afternoon on FNwF and made a little progress with getting the black and white fabrics sewn onto the sides of some of the blocks.

Seeing that orange with the addition of brown if desired are the chosen colours for this month's Rainbow Scrap challenge I started with those blocks first.

Linking with Finished or not Friday, So Scrappy and Oh Scrap.
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Happy sewing all

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mini checker boards

Is what these blocks remind me of when the coloured and white squares have been sewn together.

Today will see me continue  to sew up more little checker boards, maybe even start trimming them ready for the black and white fabrics to be added to their sides to bring them up to an  8 1/2" square block.

My OMG for August is going to be what I did not achieve last month and that is to hopefully have all the blocks completed by the end of the month.

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Happy sewing all

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Just out of the oven

I found this recipe for apple and walnut muffins that I used to make many years ago and somehow forgot about it until today.    Out with the flour, eggs, walnuts, apples and rolled oats.  Mix them altogether and  after 25 mins in the oven this is the result.  The mixture did make 12 but hubs and I had to do a taste test before displaying them publicly.    The verdict…..delicious.

While they were baking in the oven I then decided to make a vegetable bake to go with some chicken for dinner tonight.     I did make double quantity  so that we could enjoy it again for dinner tomorrow night.    It  just needs to be covered in foil and baked for 45 mins then remove the foil and continue to bake for about 15/20  mins until cheese is golden brown.

Now that dinner is all sorted up for the next two days I can head to the sewing room and continue sewing up my 2 1/2" squares.

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Happy sewing all

Monday, July 30, 2018

To the Dark Side

Yesterday saw the end of my "home quilting retreat" and I spent what time I had separating each colour group of sewn squares from the long chain and ironing them to the dark side.

My goal for July was to hopefully show you many completed blocks but this is as far as I got.

Progress report on hubs is good.  He only has to attend hospital 3 times a week for re-dressing of his foot starting from today and he can now drive himself again.

I have a confession to make....I was not as restrained with the  bar of chocolate as I would have normally been and this is what was left by the time I finished the ironing part.

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Linking with Oh Scrap and OMG 

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

This is the Front

And this is the back

Those seeing double blocks that I was working on and off during last week have now been turned into a pretty make up bag with the help of a square or three of chocolate.   

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Chocolate does help

I was pleased with the progress yesterday afternoon that was made at my "home retreat".    Quite a few of the squares have now been chained together

As you can see my chocolate bar is placed under the sewing extension just within reach of my hand but away from the squares so  they do not end up with chocolate all over them.

Today I am going to have a break from 2 1/2" squares and try to finish off the project using the blocks with the Japanese ladies that were fussy cut for the middle. 

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Boo Hoo

Those of you who have been reading my blog over the last 2 weeks will know that hubs has not been well and I did - note did - have plans to attend my annual 3 day quilting retreat starting today.   Well that was not meant to be as hubs is needing to attend  the hospital on a daily basis until???? for wound dressing and at this point he is unable to  drive himself so I have had to step up and put on my "taxi driver's hat" until such stage that he can drive again.  

I decided that while I cannot be at the retreat with the others I will try to fit in as much sewing as I can in between doing the domestic duties, preparing meals, taxiing etc.     Off to the sewing room and my first job was to wind a couple of bobbins

Then set up my box of little coloured and white squares waiting to be sewn along with a block of my favourite chocolate to help console me.

On the upside hubs foot and leg are progressing in the right direction which is good news. 

Back soon with a progress report on my home quilting retreat and in the meantime

Happy sewing all