Anyway onto the nicer things of this week, I progressed on my snowball block. I'm enjoying EPP when my brain or energy levels are low I pick it up and stitch. Going to start the hexagons probably on Tuesday when i'm waiting for Jacques at the speech therapist.
Then on Friday morning, I'm wandering round thinking, i'm so wasting my only sewing day this week by wallowing and coughing, so I got my bum in gear and made a zippered pouch !!!! yay !!! we didn't have the instructions, my memory wasn't what it should be and I posted a picture of the zip bit on Instagram, luckily someone commented that it didn't look right (I thought there was something dodgy) and I realised I'd sewn the zip towards the outside fabric not the lining on the very last stage, I unpicked, sewed it correctly and promptly filled it with hexagons, needle, thread and scissors. Amelia is on at me to make her one now, but I'm thinking perhaps I could try a pencil case so will need to look for some tutorials.
Yesterday was a no sew day, the footballer in the family had to go to the big town 60kms away to play in a big tournament, the father of said footballer claims to be allergic to football and so mummy to the rescue.
Tonight, I've been determined to sort out my apple core wall hanging, remember the lovely sizzix lady gave me 9 to sew up, well I know I took the piss out of someone saying about lightbulbs and sewing in a hotel room BUT when I got to Stansted on Sunday evening, I was in the B&B watching the jubilee and I couldn't go out because it was pissing down with rain, so I thought I know, I'm gonna hand sew those apple cores.... and I did ... but I was lucky because the lightbulb was perfectly good and I wasn't wishing I'd packed another one.
I digress....so I had a brain wave on Friday, sitting in the doctor's, I'm going to get my word play die out and cut, An apple a day keeps the doctor away in my apple fabric and applique them on.
So here it is
However, I did have massive problems with the die and I'm going to email the lovely sizzix lady and ask is it normal, when I got it out the packaging on my birthday I thought it looked a bit weird, all the foam was up and down and not flat, there was bits of foam being cut, my cutting pads are covered in black slivers of foam and it wasn't cutting more than 1 piece of cotton, the steam 2 seam glue bit and top sheet, doesn't look right does it...
Anyway, its now ready for batting, backing and some FMQ to finish it off, i'm not appliquing (sp???) around all those tiny letters.
Clare from the Dordogne quilter and I are having a mini retreat Wed through to Friday, we're chatting, drinking, swopping fabric and mags, hopefully quilting one of her quilts on the frame and generally having a good time :) can't wait