Jack Petchy, for his foundation and their awards and for my DD1 who was lucky enough to be nominated for one by her wonderful Guide Leaders! She was awarded hers for her determination in overcoming some of her fears, squaring her shoulders and doing her best (I paraphrase slightly). I am immoderately proud of her, and loved the award ceremony that we went to last night. I think that this positive recognition is a wonderful thing for her and all the other young women who received awards last night. We even had a short talk by adventurer Sally Kettle - what a treat! Well done, all of you!
My sewing for the week pales into nothing compared to that, of course!
Its been a bit of a mish mash, to be honest!
This small 'dark' block (which I love!)
It may turn out to be a more expensive purchase than I thought though, as I suspect that I'm going to have to buy some varifocal glasses so that I can stitch and still watch TV!
Hoping to work on 365 now that their website is back up again - I've got quite a lot of catching up to do again!
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Inner borders for the central medallion! Mostly quick and straightforward, although the one on the left had me unpicking as much as I was sewing, for some reason!
Looking forward to working on the corners for this set now!
Hope that you are staying healthy and managing lots of creative good works as the seasons change!
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Of course, as luck would have it, by the time the fabric arrived I'd caught my DD2's lurgy and haven't been up to sewing since. No little blocks from the 365 challenge for me this week!
I'm pleased to say that a few moment of unpicking / resewing / trimming and I was all set up to add a couple more rounds with various fabrics that I was happy to give up. It's more a thing of character than a thing of beauty, but it is made with love!
Sashing and border took the size to 36" square.
Over the next few weeks I'll try to baste it, quilt it and bind it - it's been too long since I've actually finished even a small quilt!
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
We are a quarter of the way through the blocks already - it hardly seems possible!
Time for a rest from these for a few days as I've 'had' to order some lighter fabrics for the next blocks that we are going to work on - my stash didn't include many light batiks, when I looked at it!