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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sat 24 October
« on: October 24, 2020, 16:58:43 PM »

@Sheilago im sorry to hear about your Mum.  I hope you and your sister were able to share hugs.

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts. My mum died in hospital, but in these circumstances the rules are relaxed, so we got to hug our Mum and each other for the first time since March. That certainly helped.  We had been so careful for months as we knew Mum was vulnerable and had been shielding, but in the end it was another illness which took her from us.
No doubt now, we will go back to staying safe. Take care everyone and thank you for your support. <3 <3

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sat 24 October
« on: October 24, 2020, 07:15:42 AM »
Thank you both. Just realised maybe I should have posted this elsewhere. I wasn’t intending to start the day on a sad note for everyone.

 Please carry on posting what you’re all doing today, so that I can read that too. I’ll be seeing my sister, who will now be joining our bubble  and hopefully getting some fresh air walking the dog in the countryside.

Today... One thread per day / Sat 24 October
« on: October 24, 2020, 06:32:45 AM »
Up early, as the dog seemed disturbed by the wind and now I can’t get back to sleep.
My wonderful mum passed away on Thursday and despite no sleep for over 40 hours, I just can’t settle well in bed. I so miss seeing friends at this time, I have a lovely sister and husband and grown up children, but sometimes just sitting having a relaxed cup of  tea with someone not so closely involved really helps. My mum was widowed very young, so she was our only parent and though she had a long life and slipped away peacefully , I can’t yet imagine life without her. She introduced us to all sorts of crafts and it has been a great gift. I know in a week or so I’ll find my sewing room a lovely escape.
For now, I’ll pass some time reading the threads here that I’ve missed in the last few days.

Current Projects / Re: Christmas Craft 2020
« on: October 20, 2020, 20:40:00 PM »
Oh , they are gorgeous. Such perfect binding round those curves!  :D

Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Octobers BOM
« on: October 17, 2020, 15:08:29 PM »
A bit of progress- I’ve now sewn my 15 selected blocks together. I might put the discarded log cabin and courthouse steps on the back, but maybe not - really don’t like my versions. The last row has one slightly too big block , paired with one slightly too small one on the opposite side, making the join with the previous row slightly off, but hopefully no one wandering into the spare room will notice! I’ve got a 4” border to put on, then on to the sandwiching.  :)

Current Projects / Re: Wall Hanging...another Carl Hentsch pattern
« on: October 17, 2020, 09:31:15 AM »
That is stunning- I love the colour wheel/ rainbow effect! Way too fiddly for me to attempt, but I will admire it from afar!  :D

Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Recommendations for Iron/Sew on Lettering
« on: October 15, 2020, 00:15:11 AM »
Have you considered hand embroidery? It’s not that difficult to do letters if you keep it simple and you mark it out carefully first : there are lots of You tube videos to show you how.

I always make them for a purpose- usually gifts for weddings or new babies. I have one on my bed, an old well worn one over an armchair in a spare room and one for sitting under watching TV. The star quilt we made as a swap a few years ago is on one spare bed and this year’s BOM quilt will be on the other spare bed. I’ve just about run out  of places to use them, so any more I make will need to be gifts.

Happy birthday  @Zigzag ! :cake: :cake: :flower: :flower:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 9th October
« on: October 09, 2020, 10:25:03 AM »
Thank you for the credit @Iminei, but the egg wasn’t my suggestion. I once gave my dog egg with very unfortunate effects : the vet thought his drains were blocked, but the smell was from the dog ! My pets get rice boiled in chicken stock if they’re poorly  :D

Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Septembers Final BOM
« on: October 08, 2020, 22:20:44 PM »
I’m going to be plagiarising quite a few quilting ideas, when I get round to it. I did toy with the idea of QAYG, but have decided to do a conventional quilt. Just waiting for more sashing fabric to arrive to sew my blocks together, before I get round to quilting. May well copy yours @Sandra .

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Safety first
« on: October 01, 2020, 07:22:59 AM »
I didn't know this was a dangerous sport!  :facepalm: I only hope I'll have all my fingers by the time I finish my current project lol.

Oh yes,  a patchworking hazard...and how many people have had the sewing machine needle go through their finger? That must be a general TSP hazard! :o

Block of the Month 2020 / Re: And FINALLY ....
« on: September 27, 2020, 20:23:27 PM »
... and finally , my extra block made of lots of fiddly little squares and triangular left overs.   Had to fudge it slightly with a bit of sashing and triangle corners, but it’s ok, I think and a good use of all my little bits accidentally cut out for the last block.  :D  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Current Projects / Re: quilt
« on: September 26, 2020, 12:15:00 PM »
Im working on a new quilt, still learning loads. I forgot to square up my blocks before sashing them :facepalm:.

I did that back in the dark ages, when I made my first quilt! I tried to pair smallish blocks with biggish ones to even it out. :laughing: We all learn by our mistakes and it will no doubt look great even if less than perfect.  :D

Block of the Month 2020 / Re: Septembers Final BOM
« on: September 25, 2020, 20:10:13 PM »
25th Sept and I’ve just finished my second Sept block! This was certainly well out of my comfort zone, though I love the result. I didn’t read the instructions properly, of course, and cut out all the pieces in brackets too, so plenty bits for my final block  :laughing:
This block will have central pride of place in my quilt as I’m sure I’ll never make such a fiddly block again! I am thinking of scaling the design up, though and making it into a scrappy play quilt.. Think that would look good  :thinking:

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