Blissful few days here, so much sewing done. Though yesterday was a little sad, it was 38 degrees celcius and as I economically declined my DH's offer of an air conditioner in my sewing room I was HOT!! Solved the problem though, I just sewed in my bathers and came back over to the pool for hourly breaks, my DH came home and thought that was hilarious, he also mentioned something about 'who would be that silly, when they have air-con in the house!'-Funny thing, given 5 free hours to sew I think I know a few "silly" women!
Had my first play with this little toy,
So unlike me, normally I just cut and sew, but I saw the Triangulations CD rom when I was putting in a Thrifty Needle order and thought it may be good for "proper" things, so i tried it on Clare's leukeumia blocks.
What a handy thing, I will definitely use it again.
You work out what size you want your half or quarter square triangles to be, print off the right sheet, pin it to the 2 fabrics right side together and sew on the dotted lines..heck...even i could do that!!
Then you cut on the straight lines.
Tear off the paper and press, here they are....and here they are in Clare's blocks...with a practise wonky house for Bonnie's housewarming thrown in. It was too hot to turn on the computer and find the instructions so I made it up!
Oops, around the wrong way, but you get the idea!
Finally up to season 5 of Northern Exposure, got a few of these for Christmas, it is my present chosen show for sewing-puts me right into the chilled out happy place. I am thinking I will have to ration it, there is only one season left. Yesterday I finally got to my favourite episode, when Shelly decides it is time to have the baby. I love any stories where we get to see into the future so enjoyed her views of her girl at different life stages, probably why I loved the Time Traveller's wife, and why I watch Back to the Future 1, 2 and 3 every time they come on TV even though I own them! I always said I would have happily stayed pregnant indefinitely...if someone could only show me that the baby came out fine and my worries could go away.
If not enjoying the company of my Chris in the morning and the rest of the cast, I listen to cricket or football or Frank Sinatra as I don't have TV reception in the sewing room. How do you sew...in peace and quiet, to a CD or with the TV blaring?
Have a great day, Tracey