I know I am a little early, but on Saturday I am going up to the Ideal Home Show, (I know I don't need a selection of novelty vegetable peelers or a Sunseeker yacht, but hey!). This will involve over an hour each way on the train and after the frustration of my wait at Pease Pottage the other week, I figured a bit of prior preparation and planning was in order.
So back to my trusty Quilting In No Time, and I thought I'd try some real, paper-pieced stitchery! There's a cute baby's ball that, with 12 pieces, I figure I can't go too wrong with! I totally fell for the quilts at the V&A that still had those old papers attached, but I have never actually tried any real patchwork before.
This afternoon I got busy with my pieces and iron, (my new one, finally rescued from a box in the garage at the weekend), and created a little pile of 'spots' to happily stitch together on my journey. I will even take 2 needles just in case!
I had toyed with the idea (well, for about 3 seconds) of taking the HUG - but could you imagine if I left it on the train!!!