I am home after six weeks in the western cape looking after my daughters dog while she was away on business. Suzi was happy to see Bella again. They had fun on their daily walks to the dog park. My sons graduation ceremony was postponed from December last year to June due to two months of student protests about fees at UCT. Finally its all over. Then we all went to the George Benson concert. We love his music, everyone dancing and singing along. It was great!
Before I left, I prepared three applique blocks and pieces, popped them into plastic bags. So much easier when its all prepped. Then everyday sitting in the sun, sewing away.
four of these
Yesterday,I used a sponge and water to remove the blue marking and this happened. I quickly put it in the machine with a Dylon colour catcher and chucked the sponge never to be used again..
I think it was the rubbing motion instead of dabbing that caused it to bleed. In future I will just soak the whole block in cold water.
I am doing Barn Dance by Robyn Falloon of Bon Bon Designs
Those circles drove me round the bend ...I have since seen a lovely tutorial on Quiltsalott blog. This pattern has lots of circles. Forty more to make for the first border.
Despite all the circles I am enjoying this project
I have two more 30" blocks to prep and several weeks of Circa blocks to catch up on.
I have a new computer. The old one crashed. It was old and not worth repairing.
December and January visited my children and now that my husband has retired there is no need to rush back home and we always take Suzi with. Its just a short two hour flight.
Summer is always extremely hot so I have mostly spent more time reading.
We had a severe hail storm a few weeks back causing a lot of damage. Heavy rain, strong winds and hail like I have never seen before - it was very scary, and... we had an earth tremor 3.1 the same day as the earthquake in Taiwan...hmm strange. My son is home for three weeks holiday. I cant believe Easter has come and gone. This year is going by too fast for my liking.
Hi, my name is Fleurette, welcome to my blog. I’m a wife and mother of two. my sweet miniature dachshund Suzi, keeps me company while I enjoy doing all the things I love, quilting, applique, stitching, knitting, crochet, reading, gardening. I hope you enjoy your visit and please feel free to leave a comment; I would love to hear from you. Warm wishes from sunny Durban, South Africa!