All is calm and quiet now at Chez Bluepatch, Home Alone is on telly and I am reflecting upon another sewing week, here, & in class.
As this term has progressed the projects have become just a wee bit meatier so my picture haul has dwindled as projects were not quite completed in class. I have a few though..........this is Maggie's Book Cover which would be a perfect gift for a wee girl (Maggie has three big sons and 3 grandsons!!)
and here is her Term 1 so far...................
The final project of Term 1 is a Block Book, something like mine, below, that was fashioned from an orphan block.
Susan got hers done in class -
and has heaps to show for her Term 1 -
On a personal sewing front, I got another week in the Mystery quilt under my belt - more circles, a recurring theme!! I had to re do the stitching around the top right block as my fussy cut included a sliver of white and when appliqued onto the white background, the circle lost its shape!
I had a lovely package in the post this week. The Stingy Bees are doing a Secret Santa and I got mine from Nicky - she and I share a love of green so she did me proud with some scraps. We all made fabric envelopes but this package held so much more - thanks Nicky,
I managed to finish up one of my FAL 4th quarter projects, an EPP'd Christmas cushion. Today was my deadline as it made its way off with visiting family to be handed over as a Christmas gift.
I used some of my oldest scraps in this project and enjoyed fussy cutting those kitties.
This month's Queen Bee in the Stingy Bee is Janet and she chose a super block called Scrap Jars, perfect for scraps. (funnily enough). I think these will make a brilliant quilt.
Returning to class things for a moment - I have only one week left before we break up for our holiday and then in the New Year my lovely ladies will be returning to make this bag - The Overnighter!!
I have laboured for many hours in the planning and construction of this baby, and many of the techniques required have been covered this term in the wee projects we have done. (method in my madness!!) And I think I put my holiday fabric to good use!
And finally - a few years ago I bought an old fashioned rose, called Sophie's Perfume, to mark the passing of our beloved puss, Sophie, a cat with attitude.
Sophie when she was a kitten - 1992
The rose bloomed and smelled divine. I never moved it from its pot as we were destined to move house. This we did back in 2010 and sadly the rose has not thrived, to the point this year that I took a shrivelled root from the pot and instead of chucking it into the compost bin, I thought I would give it one last chance.............as the weeks have gone by I have witnessed the shoots of regrowth and this week - yes this week in December - it is coming into flower.
A rose with attitude.