I had a play with everything I took on Saturday, spending most of the day hand piecing, which I’ll show you in a jiffy, then some Auntie Green appliqué – a couple of flowers stitched on – and wound down with hand quilting another strip on Strawberry Fields. So all in all, a very productive 12 hours!
Now, I hear you ask, what’s this new hand piecing project?? Well, a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was high time to clean up the mess in That Room, prompted mostly by hearing that Corliss from Threadbear teaches women at the jail up her way how to sew, and can make good use of unwanted fabrics and blocks. As there were
several a few of same cluttering up That Room, I rounded them up and sent them packing to Corliss. Such a weight was lifted from my shoulders!! They weren’t sitting ’round idly, taking up space, glaring belligerently at me, but now have a useful second life. Aw!
In that clear out, I did discover a bag containing some very precious fabrics – not forgotten, just a little mislaid!! It was with great delight that I opened this bag and realised what was inside….and I knew exActly what to do with them. So after some cutting and marking, I have a pile of these…
Row three is on its way, all sitting pretty on my blue op-shop-find cushion…
…some friends have introduced me to the concept of stitching with a cushion, and I must say, it does help with the posture! I bought the cushion on Saturday at the oppy, for a whole $5.00 ( original price still on it at $23.95! ). Isn’t the little needle case a darling?…
…it was a birthday gift last year from Marian and I just love it!
So my tumblers are nesting sweetly in my tin….