Weekend play time involved a block that’s nothing but wonderful curved stitching. I didn’t plan to work on this but when I saw the pieces all ready and waiting I couldn’t resist. It has been ages since I worked on any of the Yin Yang blocks – either the shabby chic or the Memories of Smudge colours.
Of course just one block wouldn’t do, so I made a second. I’ve got a vague plan for setting these and will be playing with that once I finish all the blocks. I think there are only another 25 or 30 of them to do.
And just because I can’t resist how pretty they are side by side, an extra photo.
They press perfectly. I love the centres of these blocks – they’re perfect every single time thanks to the Inklingo matching points, which make it so easy to ensure that the intersections line up just right.
Yesterday I spent ages organizing my second quilting area, also known as the vast majority of the walk-in closet. In the process, I opened the bin that contains my shabby chic fabrics and know that it has been too long since I’ve played with my favourite fabrics. I have a huge work assignment that is going to keep me pretty busy the rest of the week, but I will be daydreaming about a new shabby chic project whenever I have a few minutes during the day.
One of the things I keep bringing out and looking at is my mother’s sewing basket. Every time I say I’m going to go through it and see what exactly is there, but never quite manage to do so. Last night I did have a quick look and found these self-threading needles. They’re huge needles when put beside the #12 sharps I always stitch with, but I think I have to try these out when doing a binding or something. I’ve never heard of Prims, which is the name on the package. Look at the price my mother paid for these – 60 cents. I think you can see the price tag if you click on the photo to enlarge it. These needles have to be at least 20 years old, if not more. I wonder what she used them for.
Mr. Q.O. has been doing some work on his Mac. Baxter was keeping his paw on the Mac OS X manual and Mr. Q.O. captioned this one, “I think I’ve found the solution.”