Saturday, 12 January 2019

Not a day for being outside

By late morning today Daisy had had two walks, the house was tidy, supper was quietly defrosting and M. had taken a coffee down to his workshop.  With a very January-ish weather forecast and a Sewing room heading for very messy-ish it was a day for quietly and happily pottering around.



OK, this might not be everyone's idea of mess, but to me it's half a dozen half started/finished little projects and making progress on all of them would be immensely satisfying.



I need to get back into the habit of prepping backings for quilts as soon as the top is complete, so job one was find a back for December's strip-piecing experiment:



And whilst I was at it, a plain backing for the silly little top I made earlier in the week, plus binding fabric:



Which has turned out not to be so silly after all.  I ended up really liking it and have done the same with the pink strips.



And 'cos I was on a bit of a roll, I started a third one - which, now I have looked at it, is going to get a lot of unpicking and altering tomorrow.



This is the patchwork equivalent of knitting a scarf, it doesn't require much brain, or a tremendous amount of accuracy, but it is extremely relaxing.  These are not perfect quilts (as if any of mine ever were) and originally the idea was to put together some little tops to practise quilting on.  If they come out nicely I could use them in the van, or for Daisy, or save them for gifts, and if I fail spectacularly then M. can have them to wrap around motorbike bits which need protection.







8 comments:

  1. I understand fully, about it all. Been a bit hot to do 'too' much in my sewing room just lately, but I've lots I want to do & enjoy messing around in fabric projects. They look good & can't wait to see what you practice on them. Enjoy being messy & take care.

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    1. Thanks Susan, I think if we had 'your' heat I would just be curled up somewhere with my Kindle.

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  2. It's very grey and gloomy out but surprisingly mild so no gloves and scarf have been needed just lately. Pottering about to your heart's content is good, I like the pink strips the best :)

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    1. Cheers Eileen, it is definitely 'pottering' weather.

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  3. Combination of STILL feeling rubbish and the weather having come out in sympathy, I've been hand sewing and crocheting in a gentle rebellion of 'stuck-indoor-itis'

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    1. Morning Kate, sorry you are still suffering. When I was a kid it I remember being told you had to have ice in winter to kill bugs - perhaps that is what we need for these colds.

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  4. What ever one can do, which is relaxing, and which let's us kind of "get lost in it," is a wonderful thing!!!!!!!!!!

    And this day, sounds like a perfect one, to do that.

    Enjoy!

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    1. Morning WoW - you've summed it up perfectly, I do get a bit 'lost' when I am messing around like this, I certainly lose track of time.

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