Sunday, 30 September 2012

May blocks

I've been busy this afternoon piecing together loads of different pieces of fabric for a quilt backing, but I managed to find a bit of time while cooking supper to make the May Craftsy blocks.

Not the greatest of photographs as it's getting dark so early now.


Friday, 28 September 2012

Craftsy April blocks

The April BOM is hexagons, so I've done my own thing a bit. The tree looks a bit dull because I didn't have any brighter green scraps, but it should look okay with the others.

The May blocks will have to wait for a day or two as I have a quilt that I need to make some progress on.


Monday, 24 September 2012

Craftsy BOM march blocks

Ready for the April blocks now.


Friday, 21 September 2012

At last...

I've found a use for the camera on my iPad. It's such an unwieldy way to take a photograph that I really couldn't see why anyone would bother. But now I've realised that it's great if you want to email a photograph or put one in a blog post. With an ordinary camera you have to go through the business of uploading the shots then pull them into your document, but by using the iPad camera it's right there and ready to use.

This is a quilt that I made some time ago and then decided to hand quilt, so it's taken ages to complete. It's not absolutely square, but that's par for the course with most of my quilts, I just can't seem to square them up properly. I blame my astigmatism! It's a great autumn hanging don't you think. Eventually it's destined for the dining room but for the time being I'm enjoying it in the lounge. At last, a finish for September.


Craftsy BOM

A few days ago Candace, of Wraggedy Patches, showed some blocks she'd made from the Craftsy BOM class. She reminded me that I'd signed up for this class back near the beginning of the year and had done none of the blocks. Candace very kindly offered to wait until I'd caught up with the January and February blocks, and then we could work through the rest together. That was just the motivation I needed, so I got to work, and here are the first four blocks from January and February.

So, Candace, I'm ready to start on the March blocks whenever you are.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A day out

I'm not sure why I've posted so little this year, I just haven't been motivated, and yet we've been busy and I've done lots of sewing which I haven't shared. Anyway, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that  the blogging mojo will return.

These pictures are from a day out we had a few weeks back, when we had some sunshine. Christopher had been walking along the canal with a friend and his dog a few days earlier and left his walking pole in a pub, so we thought we'd go back and get it. Needless to say, he couldn't remember which pub and we ended up walking along the canal in the wrong direction, so he still hasn't recovered his walking pole.

As you can see, this post is really just an excuse to show more pictures of Ruby! She's thirteen months old now and fully grown and is turning into a beautiful and kind dog, a bit of a pickle sometimes which you'd expect, but so lovely. She's a fearful scrounger, as you can see, and will eat almost anything.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Just testing

I'm just trying out Blogsy on my iPad, and not finding it easy to sort out what it does. Anyway, I seem to have worked out how to type and how to upload a photograph from Picasa. This is a small hanging I made for Number One Son, who has just started his first teaching job. I thought it would be good for him to hand on his classroom door.

So, now all I've got to do is to work out how to upload this post.