Sewing time has been something of a scarcity around here in the last few weeks, which is a bit of a shame, but a necessity whilst we get a few of the major jobs sorted in our new home. The beautiful weather over the bank holiday meant that we had a bit of time socialising and enjoying the garden (the only nice bit of our house so far!), but also some time finishing off a certain little girls bedroom. Who knew stripping woodchip and ceiling paper, replacing coving that fell off with the paper, filling wall cracks and major cavities (no pun intended), removing mould and sanding and cleaning could take so much time! We decided to do a thorough job though, so that it didn't need re-doing in a hurry, and the result of that is a transformation from this
A massive improvement (actually a much larger difference/improvement even than it looks on the photos), and there is at least one room I like in the house now, yay!
I managed to make a bit of progress on my Simply Solids Bee sewing, and pulled together the practise block for Patti for April, who has been a complete doll about me finishing hers, and told me to take my time. My quarter inch foot had a bit of a re-model a few months ago (when I forgot to return the needle to the centre position and crushed it, oops) and it's not been quite right since. So all of those teeny tiny HST's tested me a bit, which is ok, but it gave me the kick to sort out a replacement, which arrived yesterday, fingers crossed it's accurate! The real block is in progress and will be winging it's way to her really soon :o).
And then yesterday I had the most delightful visitor, the lovely Susan. We had a lovely day, chatting, putting the world to rights (again),whilst she hand quilted her beautiful Stitch Tease quilt and I cut and made a few hexys
Not a massive amount of progress for such a large amount of time, but then who cares, I had fun!
I'll be back in the next couple of days to launch this months Book Challenge, principles the same as before, just need to get details of the book and we're good to go, happy sewing :o)