Tuesday, 31 March 2015

How To Press 192 HSTs & Not Really Feel It...

So on Sunday, I wanted to watch the Cricket World Cup Final... that great old rivalry between Australia & New Zealand.
Problem was, I didn't feel quite right just parking up on the sofa & not actually doing anything for those hours.
What to do? I decided to get out a project I'm just working on when I feel like it... so out came the container with the previously sewn sets of squares... Cutting them apart & pressing them open into HSTs would be the perfect activity while keeping an eye on the telly.

Start of play: 96 pairs of squares sewn diagonally
 

Progress score:

Match result:
192 half square triangles, ready to be trimmed down... some time or other...
Yes it took me quite a while, not the whole match though!... but it meant I actually got something done while watching hours of cricket...Slow progress on this project is better than none at all... I'm happy!
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Yesterday I was on roster for the little shop that's part of my Patchwork club. It wasn't a club sewing day, so I was the only one there & only 3 people called in all day! Yawn!

I took my things so I could resume work on a Polka Dot Girls quilt block.... I wound a fistful of threads onto bobbin cards... & I tidied some of the shop stock.
It was my first time of being there on my own, but it didn't feel boring or long at all.
I will have a little rant here... the place had been left quite messy & the money tin was not properly secure when I opened up - so I spent the first 30 minutes vacuuming & wiping down in order to make the place presentable. Clearly the Sunday workshop people didn't fulfill their own duties of 'clean-&-secure-before-you-go'. Not Happy Jan. Looking at the list of workshop attendees, I'm sure they would whinge to high heaven if they found the place like that but somehow they were happy to leave it that way... ggrrr..................................ok, rant over.
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I've been forgetting to share some birthday goodies that arrived after my earlier posts...
Beautiful hand-dyed threads from my even-more-beautiful friend Lisa 
 And the last two of my Birthday FQ Club gifts - from Yvonne & Claire
 Thanks again girls! xx

Today it feels like I've got a mountain of washing to do - sheets & towels & all that - so I'd better get off here & go do some more!

19 comments:

marina said...

gorgeous triangles, what are they going to become?

shez said...

love the fabrics you have chosen Anthea and i hope you had a lovely birthday xx

Heather S said...

Lovely fabrics and do I notice some blue along with those fabrics. Nice lot of goodies for the birthday club.

Ondrea said...

You are just like me. I can't just sit and watch TV or a dvd without stitching, knitting, or crocheting. Time well spent I reckon . Lots more birthday goodies to drool over.

Helen said...

Wow well done on all those lovely triangles Anthea, more lovely birthday pressies for you hope you had a great day.

Helen said...

Wow well done on all those lovely triangles Anthea, more lovely birthday pressies for you hope you had a great day.

Kim said...

Love your HSTs! They are so cheery. Looks like you had a lot of fun goodies for your birthday. Hope you had an awesome one!

Maria said...

That's lots of HSTS.. I have used Julia's link to make some sew easy....
Lots of lovely BD gifts....

Cheryl said...

You have been a busy girl. Look forward to seeing what you make

sunny said...

My aren't you the industrious one! I don't like trimming the HST's, and would not want that big pile staring me in the face. Can't wait to see what you're making, so get busy trimming.

Fiona said...

beautiful fabrics and they look lovely with the white... so nice and fresh... I love the look of squared off HST's....and doing it all in front of TV is great....
Hugz

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Miss production line! Such pretty fabric, now big is the finished item going to be?

Happy days.
Bev.

Katherine said...

Very productive! Shame about having to clean up after others like that.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

your HST/Cricket day was very productive.....can't wait to see what you create with them!

dq said...

I like that you multi-task while sewing. I do the same. I love to listen to downloadable books while I sew.

kiwikid said...

Love all the half square triangles...great fabric! Shame about the cricket result, but there you go!! Lol!!

Lin said...

What a great way to spend your time. I wonder what they will become! Lovely gifts - those threads look gorgeous. xx

Outback Craftaholic said...

Great work on your HSQs Anthea. I personally think the only thing more boring than cricket on telly is golf but I think your day was very productive. ☺ Chee4s, Tracy xx

KAYLEE said...

Well done on the progress of your 1/2 square triangles. They look great. Some more love Birthday goodness.

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