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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Begin ag'in...

So first thing, the ironing pile looked like this...


... but now there's only has half a dozen shirts left that I really couldn't face this morning; the 'I'm going to/just got back from Retreat' excuse was wearing a little thin.  I went to the Post Office and even managed to have lunch outside before the rain started. 

I also got the chance for some more Touchdraw action for Jennie's Brit Bee blocks...


I based this on Jennie's inspiration piece, (she says it's not an art quilt, but, it is an art quilt!).  I also drew it up before actually looking in the fabric parcel she'd sent, so I couldn't work some of it in real life, but I had a bloody good try!

Excuse feet!
Considering I quadrupled my solids stash last weekend, I am still uneasy with the pure solids look; but when Lu gets her books out of quarantine, I am determined to overcome the fear!

I also spent a little time on my Cathedral Windows this afternoon, (slow), and emptying my Inbox, (huge); I just have some blog commenting to catch up on, as I have only been iPad-browsing, not commenting and I feel bad.

But life is returning to normal.  I have to make my Mum's birthday present next week, and then I guess the next round of August bee blocks will begin... ag'in.

23 comments:

  1. I love your blocks for Jennie! Gorgeous and I'm not normally a fan of solids only. Someone in this house might have been smug about doing all the ironing in the house until I mentioned the basket full I hid before Katy came :-)

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  2. Wow, your blocks look uh-may-zing. Mine will not be that neat and/or well designed.

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    1. Oh crap, my step dad was signed in on my computer. That's me...

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  3. You are doing great, I love those blocks. I have much internet stuff to catch up tonight and tomorrow too.

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  4. Your blocks are incredible! Jennie will have a stunning quilt!

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  5. Crikey those blocks look tricky! I am vry impressed with your super straight seams and pointy points.

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  6. Heck girl, you've set the bar too high! Jxo

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  7. I'm telling you, never buying clothes you have to iron is the way to go ;o) I've got Jennie's block to tackle tomorrow, as we had sun here, so we went to Cumbrae for the day and ate ice cream at the seaside at Largs (she says, smugly... ;o) )

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  8. Amazing blocks, but well done on the ironing.

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  9. Such gorgeous blocks and i love all the solids, they give them such a graphic look. You are clearly a pro already with this touchdraw malarky! I'm a bit worried about the colour of your feet though ;)

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  10. I love the blocks, and once you get that book you'll be all over solids, just you see! :o)

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  11. That's why I don't iron - it gets used for pressing blocks, weddings and funerals! Love the blocks, esp with the solids. The matching nail polish is amaze!

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  12. Wow! Those blocks look fantastic! I need to get cracking on mine, I've only just finished Terri's!

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  13. Excuse feet? the perfectly pedicured, painted, tanned tootsies? S'pose so... ;-) Am well impressed with your blocks. Snot an art quilt tho....

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  14. Ha! Jo got me with that Roger sign on too. The blocks are fabulous.

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  15. Great blocks. The ironing pile will always be there so don't stress!!! Just show the kids how to iron. Di x

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  16. Those blocks are amazing, I am not a "solids" person but those are very persuasive, such control and balance just what I like. I am fortunate not to have to worry about ironing, Francesca does it on Sunday mornings while catching up on the tv that she recorded all week. I do a load every now and then to give her a break, normally I only use the iron while sewing.

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  17. Very nice looking bee blocks.
    Ironing, ugh! I don't like it.
    Raining, has the temperature dropped a bit now?

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  18. Nice blocks...nice nails! Ironing is just to be avoided at any cost...

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  19. Get you, mrs geek and your periodical table!!! You're doing fine with the solids, fab blocks!

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