It's been a while, I suppose you expect me to have an amazing amount of stitching to show you? Wrong! Well, I have done some stitching recently but I just needed a break, you know? I seem to go on overload now and again, usually when I've had a lot going on, but I'm getting back to normal now. Want to know what I have been doing?
Postcards, from Sweden to be exact.
Sorry for the dreadful pic, I'm in the process of doing something about those. I finished cutting all the triangles and started stitching them together. The first row is all done and stitched, the second has half the blocks trimmed and pressed and the other half waiting to be trimmed, in the third row most are stitched none are trimmed. I'm hoping to get back to it in a few days but I have had other priorities.
My goal for April, if I had linked up to One Monthly Goal which I didn't and no I didn't link at the end of March either as I was in my shut down mode, was to make the signature blocks for Chris and Sarah's wedding quit which will be a panel on the back. Sarah is very excited about this, she has a degree in fine art and I encouraged her to design her quit herself giving her guidelines, here is what she came up with for the back.
The quilt will be 80 inches wide by 64 inches deep to lie across their kingsize bed with a centre panel of 48 signature blocks.
First I cut the 48 blocks, 8 1/2 inches square in Kona silver and 96 5 1/4 inch squares in sixteen different Kona colours which Sarah had chosen previously, there are another three greys but we decided to use only the brights for the signature panel.
I added stitch and flip triangles to opposite corners of each block and then stitched an extra line half an inch away to harvest the bonus half square triangles. Next I pressed them all to set the seams.
Before flipping them open and pressing them.
Next I have to open them all up and cut off the bonus HST's.
This is what I will end up with, 48 blocks and 96 bonus HST's which measure at 4 1/4 inches before they are trimmed. Only thing is so far I have only sat this one so guess what I will be doing next? What to do with the bonus HST's? Haven't decided yet. Can't wait to start on the front.
Sewing wise that's all I have been up to. I have read five books though, I also got a dress and jacket for the wedding (I'm going to use the fascinator shoes and bag I bought for Tina's wedding in February) but I haven't got a pic as yet. Oh and a couple of days ago I bought,
the new camera I wanted. I was fed up of luging a big camera and lenses around, too heavy, plus it's quite old now and I have had a couple of issues too. I have been using my tablet and my phone but they have serious limitations. I decided to invest in a small camera that will slip into my bag, it had to have a large sensor and a decent lens and be able to take nice pics in low light. After taking advice from my nephew who is knowledgable about cameras I decided on this Sony DSC-RX100. This is the original camera in the range, there is also a mark two, three, four, and now five each having more and more extra features, but most of them I don't want or need, apart from a viewfinder which I would have loved but the shop only had the mark 3 and four both of which have viewfinders but the three would have almost doubled the price so I did without. I haven't had a play with it yet but when I do I'll tell you what I think.
The only other thing I have been up to was the Hen Party! Oh yes, and a good time was had by all. I won't bore you with all the details but I will show you a pic
of the bride, Sarah, my future daughter in law and myself. No we were not in jail, and I had all my clothes on under the orange coverall which is why I look huge.
My daughter and granddaughter were there too, my granddaughter is an adult by the way, she just looks quite young on the pic.
That's all my news, except I am going to Higham Hall for an embroidery weekend tomorrow, oh I'm so excited to be going, especially after the disappointment of the last time when it was cancelled for snow.
I'll tell you all about it next time, and hopefully I will have made my bee blocks too, but until then,
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