It`s been a bit mizzy here weatherwise the last few days but today the sun came back, the sky was blue, there was a light breeze and temps in the mid 20 Cs. My perfect weather. If it stayed like this all year, I would be very happy.
Sewingwise, I have a couple of things to show and tell.
First off, I have finished the central part of the Red City quilt top, which I`m making in the Duo QAL.
I was hurrying this afternoon and it was only when I looked at this photo that I noticed the layout was far from perfect. I`m not happy with that block of red in the 2nd from left vertical row. I think I may have attached the wrong end of the third row. Is it so bad that I should undo it? The lazy girl in me is inclined to leave it. I`m thinking of attaching a white border and then a scrappy border and then perhaps another white border. With careful placement of the scrappy border, can I detract the eye from that big block of red?
In other news, I have posted my scraps and goodie off to my partner in The Scrappy Swap 2011. She seems lovely and is enthusiastic but she`s a long way away. I hope she `s not waiting until Christmas to receive her scrappy fabric basket in Terrain and her scraps. I`ve also attached a couple of goodies but couldn`t take photos as I bought them on the way to the post office.
These fabric baskets are great to make - quick and easy and useful for collecting those small scraps. I have to make one for myself I think. I used this tutorial by the lovely Ayumi.
I`m on a *ie*...I wouldn`t use that four letter word on my blog but I`m certainly trying to be more food aware. This sewing lark involves quite a lot of sitting and when your clothes options become limited to those that are `comfortable`, you know it`s time to do something. So I`m not denying myself anything but will eat less of it and more healthily...oh, and back to the gym after 6 months. Ouch. Don`t worry - no chance of me becoming a gym bunny and I promise not to bore you with my progress...unless it`s very very good. I have my sister in law`s engagement party at the end of next month and would like to look a bit more presentable for that.
Wish me luck!
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