First off, to continue from last post, Jan Eaton's book has been having a good old workout here after a lot of indecision as to which of these blocks to try first; it was so difficult to choose cause they are all so beautiful and beguiling but I did get going and so here's a wee peep at them so far:
First one is number 54 'Framed Flower'
Next we have number 189 'Willow'
This one is 71 'Star Flower'
And last but not least comes number 83 'Diamond in a Square'
I am quite happy with each of them and they will look more even and straight edged when they've been properly blocked - I hope! Now would you like to see them together in a square?
Now more decisions need to be made - what's going to become of these pretty things? They each measure 6 inches square so are quite large. I could work more of the same or continue the variety of mix and match in the same colours?
I did try out a gentle little pink thing to see if maybe a few of these could be worked around the 'square' in order to build a smallish blanket - what? another cushion? Well maybe! I could even do the pink one in the other shades already used to balance things up a bit more. Let me show you little pinky:
This is number 6 'Textured Bluebells', only it's not blue!
Just another idea - and again, they should all be 6 inches square when properly finished - I hope!
But that's not all I've been doing since last time; cooking and baking is always a priority at our place so, when the weather was a bit off a couple of days ago it was time for another pot of soup. Sweet potato, butternut pumpkin, and carrot make a lovely drop, and some nice hearty gluten-free herb and nut damper muffins complete the picture - yummmmm!
I'm going to finish off with a pic of our cheeky little 'Pika' for she's such a big part of our lives:
I did say cheeky, didn't I! Who could resist those eyes!
It makes me very happy that you take time out of your busy day to have a look at the things I've been busy with, and I've been so encouraged by your lovely messages, thank you!