Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Project Prep, Gut Education & Family Time...

 Yep, there's a mish-mash of stuff going on here!

My darling DDY is home for the school holidays... just can't get enough of being with her... & so good to have all 5 of us at the dinner table together! She was here with us last week... this week, she & the DDC have headed down south for a sisters holiday for a few days, which they both were looking forward to.

As for my gut, it seems that my gastritis is something I'm going to have to live with for a while yet... some people experience episodes of it from time to time, others have it for longer, & others have it for longer still... kind of like the question about string & its length really. Clearly my string is a good length now, being that this all started about 2 months ago.
I've been getting a good start on food knowledge from a local dietician & further understanding about my condition. The educational reading while informative, is not as enjoyable as my current leisure reading, that's for sure. At least I'm having more good days than bad ones now, & of course it's good to know more about the condition itself.

With all this other stuff going on, it's been quite hard to focus on any project in particular... however, I'm off to Retreat on the 20th of July, so I'm starting to think about what I want to work on for those days.
I've been sitting on this very pretty layer cake & fabrics for a while now, & decided that Retreat would be a good time to get started on using it... the blocks are big, & easy construction with HST & background fabric. I love me a pretty HST!
 I've already cut the layer cake squares & organised them into what is needed for each block... the background white fabric will be cut before Retreat.

I've also (finally!) started trimming back my stitchery blocks for my Ruth's Quilt & plan to sew the top together while at Retreat... or make a decent start on it at least.
 

I really need to catch up on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks, I've not yet done the May & June colours, & the colour for July has been announced too.. eeekkk!
Not a single stitch has been added to any of my EPP projects in the last few weeks... sometimes it just happens that way. But I do hope that if you've been EPP-ing, you'll link up here.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

It's the 4th Tuesday... EPP Time Again!

Some order in the chaos, here on my tray... not a lot of progress made from last time, but better than nothing!
 There's a 2-block section under construction on my tray... love the slowness of making these... it's the same thing over & over again... doesn't require much thinking or concentration... perfect for winding down my brain at the end of the day.
Sometimes when I look at my blocks, the truly random scrappy look makes me cringe a little.
BUT then I remind myself that I was never intending to produce a showpiece, & that this process is actually quite therapeutic & relaxing... so perhaps a little less deserving of The Cringe?!

I hope you'll share your EPP here... it's great to see the names pop up on the sidebar, so we can all go for a look at the wonderful creations in progress!

Sunday, 24 June 2018

It's A Finished Stitch!

Very pleased to be reporting that my 'Super... docious' cross stitch design is finished!
What a fun project.
 The design is from Sue Hillis Designs, stitched on 14count Aida, & measures approx 7" x 8½".
The colours used are as per the chart.
Now this is done, I guess I'll return to my stitching of hexagons, keep going on the Scrappy Hexy Quilt.

In other news, I'm finally FINALLY typing this from my flash new laptop computer!
Heavens, after years of being 2nd-in-line to use the home computer, or battling along with a laptop my DDY used for years (& dropped a few times), this thing feels quite space-age... going to take me some time to get my head around it. 😃😃😃

I've gone through the steps suggested in order to re-establish the receiving of Comments to my email acount, I hope it works!

♥Have a Fab Sunday♥

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Very Late Report for June FNSI

Yes indeed, it's a very late report for my FNSI efforts... it's a case of "I just couldn't put it down"
My 'Super...docious' cross stitch really got my stitchy fingers hooked & I've been working on it at every opportunity since Friday... I'm loving it!
(Rainy cold weather, plus a good DVD series helps too)
On Friday, I added the 'r-c-a' up the top, the 'l-i' just underneath that, & the 'i-o' at the bottom.
All the stitching to the right of that has been added in the days since Friday... it's almost a finished stitch, YAY!

Thank you Wendy for hosting us again for FNSI... we love you xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A Finished Kids Quilt

Pressing & cutting fabrics on Sunday... fully finished on Wednesday...
my quickest quilt ever!
Not bad, considering I've been the Queen of Slow Everything for a while😉
 The blue bugs print is not as bright as the images suggest.
As mentioned in my previous post, this quilt will be added to others sewn by members of my patchwork group, & donated to an organisation that makes wheelchairs for disabled kids in under-resourced countries. The quilts are a fun way to keep the kids warm in the cooler months.

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 After publishing my last post, I thought I had lost all my readers, but NO...Blogger is still not sending Comments on my posts to my email... the Help Forum is clogged with angry users... what a muck-up! But as there are more important things to worry about, I shall soldier on with the roundabout way of getting them sent to my Inbox, & hope that Blogger remedies the situation soon.  Is anyone else still in this situation?
("Roundabout way" = comment on my own post, then tick the box for follow-up comments... this results in all Comments being no-reply, but as I've had previous communications with most Commenters, I just add their email address in order to reply)

Thanks for dropping by & have a fab Thursday♥

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

'Piece Yourself Together' Is Here Again

Some more blocks have been added to the Scrappy Hexy Quilt... the stitching of them can sometimes feel a bit repetitive, but it's nice to work on something that doesn't need me to think too much.

Last week:

Today:
Two more blocks added to the top of the far left column.
The Site Manager is checking that my stitching is up to his high standards!

Pull out your EPP projects & join me with PYT...
linky is in the right-hand sidebar, & taking names until the end of Thursday, W-Aust time.
I'd love to see what you're working on!
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