Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The flu got me…

 

A running nose…

Headache…

Fever….

Coughing, coughing….

Had to go to the doctor….

Medicines….antibiotics….

Tee…

LadyWithCoffee

Sick of being sick….

But I am recovering,

and I’ll catch up

as soon as I can.

SignatureLBB

Thursday, February 14, 2013

WIP and a little pouch

 

Three more Feather blocks  are on my table,

I want to make as many blocks as possible using the same fabrics,

that means, I have to spare a little.

For some blocks I’m going to use only one fabric for one side of the feather,

I hope it will work fine.

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I can now tick off one item of my endless “Wish-to-do list” ,

it’s this lovely pouch from Debbie’s Triple-Zip Challenge :

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It’s a good one for little things,

her tutorial is easy to follow.

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Maybe I could make another one using more of this fabric

that has nice sayings:

“make life simple” ,

“make life creative” ,

“make life relaxing”

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Wishing each of you

a lovely Valentine’s Day!

 

valsg1a 

SignatureLBB

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Scraps, strips, and feathers

 

 

I’ve been working with strips again,

it’s fun, satisfying and creative.

The fun:

I can use any any width, any color.

The satisfaction:

it goes fast,  just sit and sew.

The creative part:

simply play with it, look for the different options,

go anywhere you want.

First option, a star:

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Chevrons:

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Alternating the chevrons:

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“Squares” on point:

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Changing directions:

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And there are so many more options to play with!

I’m going to make more blocks….

as the whim takes me!

Suffice to say that

I got carried away…

I had to start another project that also uses strips!

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I usually save tiny pieces,

but these ones here are going to the bin!

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The pieces have  to be cut diagonally, so, in my case,

using scraps, I had to sew the strips off-center:

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Always check to keep the pieces consistent:

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A little while after, the first sets:

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Preparing the stems:

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Finally, the first feather block,

I’m in love with it!

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We celebrated another birthday at home,

I baked another cake ;-)

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“I feed my soul…

by the stitches I sew”

and,

I feed my hips

by “cake” bits!

Have a lovely and creative week!

SignatureLBB

PS. The feather block is from a pattern from Anna Maria Horner “Feather Bed Quilt”.