Monday, 15 November 2010

A Pretty Posy

I went for a little walk before lunch and came across many areas of pretty flowers, growing in the wild along the railway track, some of them weeds. Still, even weeds have pretty flowers, so why shouldn't we enjoy them. A few now grace the window sill in my kitchen (which is waiting for a second coat of paint...) pretty much plonked in a glass just as they were picked.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Making it up as I go along

I had the urge to sew on Sunday, after getting out my Nature's Chorus layer cake and finally opening it to see all the fabrics. So, no plan in mind, and just moving squares of fabric around on our dining table, I started to cut and sew.

This is what I've got so far:

In doing this I have discovered a few things. First, layer cakes are not necessarily square, and not square either (meaning the dimensions aren't exactly 10 by 10 inches, and the corners are not 90 degrees). Not according to my quilter's ruler anyhow.

Second, making things up as I go is a lot of fun.

Third, I am not nearly so fussy with my points when I sew this way. Good or bad?