12 July 2012

Books in the mail

A day's leave and Bonnie Hunter's latest book, String Fling, collected from the Post Office (deemed too large for delivery, but at least no customs and vat to be paid), yippie!  Managed to write a blog post for Liberated Round Robin showing the flimsy (pictures in last blog-post).  Am looking forward to quilting this one.

And last week collected Leah Day's book, 365 Free Motion Quilting Designs (paid customs and vat this time).  Yes, I know you can see all the designs on her blog, but it is really nice to have them in one place to page through.  Go see what my Fish Hoek Friend has been doing!

T says "will it never stop raining", and my response is, welcome to Welsh summers!  I wish I was there instead of watching it rain here in Cape Town.

My plan is try and sew, if not every day, then every other day, even if only for 15 minutes.  So after looking at the six blocks from 15minutesplay that have been pinned up for the past year (there were more, and good intentions, etc), suddenly I knew what I wanted to do to put them together.  So I grabbed all the 2.5" red strips to make the blocks bigger.  Sewed for 30 minutes last night.  Pictures next time, when there is more to show.

I made a promise to myself when I turned 50, that in that year I would make 50 quilts for charity.  Four years on, I think I'm up to number five actually finished, with about 3 or 4 tops waiting to be completed.  But I now might have a secret helper, who has been raiding my crumbs and strings boxes and making the most beautiful "made fabric" - no pictures yet!  I think I have her hooked!

Love to you all!


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