I have been busy, although just looking at the photos, it doesn't really look that way; you decide.
I was home from school by 9am and did not move from the conservatory for the next 6 hours, all bar a 'comfort break' (so polite), and to pick up the post from the mat!
So want to see what a 'day off' looks like?
Firstly, what some of it sounded like was Rhonda! She kept me company and in stitches for hours, (OK not hours, but at least one!); another fun podcast, and lovely to know more about you **nicke.
There was more cutting to start with. The binding for the Across The Sea, just because I want to be ready, and even though I haven't checked if I have enough batting yet!
I trimmed and cut all my Oakshott Fat-eighths into 9" squares for the Dead Simple QAL, they do look lovely, and even the trimmings looked great!
...and a quick stack of 2.5" squares cut, to add to the mini charm pack of Sherbert Pips that I converted to hexies last night...
After that, I needed to sew. So an instant hit, 2 Farmer's Wife blocks using some left over HSTs from my last blitz; matching them to blocks they would fit, (well I still have a lot of choice), today Broken Sugar Bowl and Flock...
So now there are 10... and so far behind it's not funny!
Then I got a pang of the guilts that my machine is almost 3 months old and has never been given a good clean. Oops...
Dust-free from now on, I promise.
After that, I knuckled down to the Japanese Scrap Bag Challenge, and I have just finished for the day. I took some 'in progress' photos; but they are rubbish, so I will make one or two more tags before the competition finishes and post about making them properly. In all honesty, they are so simple, a few written 'instructions' would be more than enough.
So do you want to see? OK, just a peek...
These were made with some non-competition scraps, as I didn't have enough 'pink' for both girls to have 2 more each of this batch; and Twin 2 threw a complete wobbler over the first pair; so anything for a quiet life.
The 'real' ones I will keep under wraps for a little longer, just to keep the Competition on their toes. I have made six that are already in use daily on the girls' book bags, lunch boxes and PE Kit bags, and including the two above, and I made 7 more today.
So that was my making, and this was the icing on the cake... Post!
I have been eagerly awaiting 2 packages from the US, and one arrived today. My super-duper Rainbow Swap Charms from Jennifer. She is such a lovely friend, she also sent me a beautiful mug rug, I was so excited I was trying to type a 'thank you' and lay out the charms simultaneously!
OK, so the Across the Sea will go into piecing-overdrive again tomorrow - but having received such a lovely gift, those 170+ pieces have been well and truly excused! Once the other parcel arrives, I will get Goodie 2 sorted, and then I'll almost be on top of things again, phew!
Next Wednesday I have my long-awaited, full-on dentist appointment, so I can't imagine getting much done before (nerves), or after (pain and dribbling!); but this was definitely a lovely interlude in this working week.