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Monday, 8 July 2013

Whoooo! What a Weekend.

Whoooo indeed, it was a good weekend. Andy Murray won at Wimbledon, which for me meant lots and lots of hand stitching. I can't sit in front of the T.V. without hand sewing. Which in turn meant I finished the linen quilt, as I sat there most of the weekend sewing and watching Tennis.

 I have one happy husband, as I started this quilt some two years ago, and it was definitely down the bottom of the pile till he spied it. The name of the quilt is Japanese Squares, and was designed by Helen Richards. for PatternSpot.which is a lovely site if you are looking for inspiration.

So today it's back to the mushrooms and it's all been changed again, back looking down the stash and I have now come up with more little bundles of fabric. This bundle is a keeper, so I have been playing with little 1 1/2 inch squares, not sure why I did not cut all the blocks to crayon and embroider all the same size at the start. So I have made life a bit difficult to piece them all in. I do like a challenge.Ha!

"Crayola" crayons are the best crayons to use if you are colouring your embroidery before you stitch.
Colour the area with the WHITE crayon first, then the coloured ones and don't forget to seal your work with a hot iron and paper towels to set the colour. 

Yesterday I made 10 gooseberry crumbles to freeze, and today my husband has been picking our strawberries, he has also hulled them so guess what we are having for desert today, well it is a fast day and they are only 28 calories for 100 grams.

Got to check out the block for this month, I hope to put it up around the 12th.

Keep safe and keep stitching.........Doti...

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