Part Two of Katy's FPPFTT was posted yesterday, so I got on and made my second block, and thanks to the great teacher, it went without a hitch...
It took me longer to decide on which scraps of fabric to use than it did to sew. I think I am getting it... when the pieces are numbered!
My only problem was actually pinning the fabric to the paper without it all slipping out of place, so I resorted to pinning from the wrong side, but I know this can't be right; I'm not sure how I'll cope with smaller pieces.
On to today, and I had 2 parcels waiting for me, the first containing my book prize from a recent giveaway over at Ali's Very Berry Handmade.
As Ali pointed out at the time, Paris Sewing Cafe - The Sweat Shop Book contains some weird and wonderful makes, and this one was obviously my favourite!
Ali, the honey that she is, also enclosed a few charm squares, some of which were purposefully brown, and lovely! Pop over now and she's having another lovely giveaway.
My other parcel was from Brit Bee Ceri, requesting paper-pieced food and drink themed blocks for March. Not having quite the same reaction as last month's request from Jennie, it only took me a couple of minutes, in light of the fact that I am now such a whizz, to figure "I can do that". Bribery by way of chocolate and fabric certainly helped!