I don't know if I'm happy to be reminded that I'm 60 now, but I guess it's okay if it's accompanied by a belated birthday gift! A present arrived from my sister-in-law and her family - the family are known for being late for everything! DSL is great at finding presents that are fun and useful, made much easier for her I'm sure now that I have several hobbies. She sent me several lovely fat quarters and a paper crimper. I used the paper crimper to make a thank you card and look forward to finding ideas for the fabric.
I've now completed three more Dear Jane blocks.
I'm hand piecing them and enjoying the time spent sitting quietly listening to the radio. I've not enjoyed applique before, but have tried a new method which works for me - I use freezer paper on the back and leave it on until I have finished stitching, then slit the backing fabric and remove the paper. (Apologies for the creased backings in both photographs - I can never find the 'perfect' setting - what do you do?)
And finally, I can show you some pictures of the bag I sent to Jo-Anne (atThe Carter Clan) for Linda's Bag and Bucket Swap. It's made from a pattern in Anni Downs' little Simple Pleasures book.
Well, it's a glorious early autumn day here, blue skies, sunshine and that gorgeous hint of a chill in the air. Tanya's post (at Taniwa) about cemeteries has made me feel like taking a walk to our local graveyard, which should look wonderful today. Perhaps I'll remember to take my camera.