Hello everyone, I hope this finds you all well - and safe and dry, those of you who are going through such a dreadful time in Britain; my heart goes out to you suffering through this prolonged period of wet and stormy winter!
This is just a quick progress report on the hearts and fabrics that have been captivating my attention, as well as causing me to fall behind in my following of your lovely blogs; this I managed to pretty well remedy this morning though, so that makes me happy! I would hate to miss out on anything you've been up to, or the inspiration and encouragement I derive from this wonderful pastime!
This is the quilt top as it stands right now, but, we've had a few hiccups this little piece and I, so let me show you more . . . . . .
. . . . . . planning and placing did not come easily and I fiddled around with this and that before making a real start to putting together the blocks - and after that I slowly played it by ear until I felt it was as well balanced as it could be - if you've done any of this sort of thing I'm sure you know what I'm getting at!
So much effort and time went into getting the blocks as right as I could that it just didn't hit me until everything was all stitched up that the hearts really could have been better placed! You know how sometimes we can look and look but somehow don't see? I didn't see!!!
Spot the difference!
You saw it straight away, didn't you! I knew you would! I didn't get upset, I didn't throw it across the room . . . . . . I thought about it for a little while but knew it couldn't be left like that, I'd never be happy with it, it would stare me in the face every time I looked at it, so the unpicking began; that was the easy bit, it didn't take long at all!
The re-placing and sewing back into position? Don't ask! Only a couple of expletives - not too bad - and this little quilt top is back together now anyway so better not to go there! We have a couple of little wrinkly bits that I'm sure weren't there before but I guess a good ironing and the quilting work done and it won't be noticeable. Do you think it looks better? Do you think it was worth the effort? What would you have done? I'd be really interested to hear your views for I realise it was a bit of a risk to take!
There's lots more work to do yet of course, next step being borders . . . . . . at the moment this is what's been decided but watch this space, for anything could happen! The spotty one is also for the backing.
I am linking up with Chrissie again this week - do pop over and see what she, and other talented crafters are busy with, it's always inspirational over there!
For the past few weeks I've been trying to get some decent pics of kangaroos to post but it's not the easiest thing in the world to do even though they are close by in various locations. Anyway, on Sunday morning as we drove up a steep hill, not five minutes away from home, around an area where there are homes with bush and paddock around them, we spotted these ones. Now this is the back of someone's home, just off the road that takes us up that hill and can you believe how tame they are? If I had stepped out of the car no doubt they would have taken off but because I just reached out the window with my phone you can see, they hardly budged an inch! Incidentally, the address is Peace Street!
I haven't tweaked these pics at all except to crop them because it's apparent to me that my phone doesn't capture subject matter nearly as clearly as my 'real' camera, but I really did want to show you these big boomers!
No garden pics today folks, sorry, but I am sending you loads of good wishes and hopes for lovely sunshine and blue skies, as well as lots of time to spend crafting and doing all the things you enjoy best!
With my love,