I'll come to the happy find shortly but first
I've been slowly cutting and sewing my Chain Link Fence
quilt - I have to say I'm finding this addictive!!
I'm time poor at the moment otherwise this quilt top
would be all sewn up.
Only a few rows complete at the moment and other bits
pinned on the design wall, I was going to write 'pinned haphazardly'
but I see that this actually means
'in a manner lacking any obvious principle of organisation'
and I do like to think there is a small amount of organisation here!
I've deviated slightly from the pattern in that I am creating stars here and there, this will be
more obvious as more rows are stitched.
On my agenda for tomorrow is the putting away of all the fabric below
consisting of pieces at the bottom of the tub and basket
from recent projects plus new fabrics on top - guess whose fabrics?
You may have seen in my profile at the top of my blog
that I come from Lancashire UK. I spotted on
Instagram a quilt pattern with the name
this I have to make, hopefully this year.
My happy find is below.
A fused piece made all of 15 years ago, I had hunted on and
off over the years to find where on earth I stashed it away.
Yesterday I found it, next step is a little quilting.
I needed my very best pair of embroidery scissors to cut around all
these little bits of coral and so on. Pretty hard on the fingers I can tell you.
Size of 17" square.
I think this was a McKenna Ryan pattern.
Finished with fabric now and should like to show you this photograph taken
on Friday, there is a brief story that goes along with this bird, if you care to read.
A stunning looking magpie - I have a love/hate relationship with these.
Many years ago I was attacked by a magpie whilst walking through
a Christchurch park, noted for an abundance of magpies at certain times of the year in the
magnificent trees. Not a problem.
I was aware briefly of something brushing past my head, didn't really attach
any importance to it, perhaps a sparrow disturbed by my walking under
the trees. A moment later I felt as if I had been hit with a hammer on the
back of my head and was knocked to the ground. A magpie
had taken exception to my presence and decided to leave
me a reminder with a hole in the back of my head.
Boy, did I put on some speed (yes, I could do that years ago) to reach home followed by a
visit to the doctor for cleansing the hole and the necessary tetanus jabs.
I can tell you they do leave a pretty big hole and an extremely sore head!!
On that note I shall take an early lunch, have a nap and then
back to the machine for more sewing.
Have a happy week ahead.