I've finally got myself organised to take some photographs of a couple of things I've finished over the last few weeks - I've done more, like the bag for Linda's Bag and Bucket Swap (which obviously I can't show yet) and luggage tags for my son and his partner (which I posted before taking photographs).
Well, here's a series of firsts. This is the first piece of paper piecing that I've done. I bought a book called 24 Blocks You Never Thought You Could Paper Piece and had a go at the Scrapbag Block. It was much more complicated than I expected, and I kept getting pieces back to front, but I'm pleased with the end result, the corners are pretty accurate. I think if I'd known it would turn out so well I might have used a different central square, but it looks okay. And it was the first time I'd tried mitreing the corners on the binding, so all in all I'm pretty pleased with this.
I love the latest block from Lynette Anderson's Noah's Ark BOM, the french knots in Noah's beard look so cute. I really look forward to getting the next block each month.
I've finished the bonus stitchery from Capricorn quilts. I've seen that some people have started to put borders round them, but I'm not sure what to do with them yet, so will probably wait a bit longer.
Today I hope to finish the hand quilting on my Strawberry Crush Plus One and continue with the stitcheries for the Simple Pleasures Quilt - I got the pattern for this with the Cyber Stitching Pack earlier this year.
Watching the Olympics is fun isn't it? I've seen sports I would never usually watch, such as badminton, boxing, weightlifting. Michael Phelps is amazing, and the Chinese gymnasts just so drilled. I'm really looking forward to seeing more cycling and to the athletics starting today.
Happy viewing everyone,