Monday, February 12, 2018

Pat had a nap yesterday afternoon and I was busy crocheting until he called me for dinner. I thought the clock said 5:30 which meant we had lots of time for dinner and the movie. The next time I looked at the clock it was 7 PM – I had misread the time by an hour the first time. So we’ll go to the movie tonight; the official Film Festival starts tomorrow night.

I’ve been working in my studio most of the day. I had a couple of blocks I wanted to re-do as I had used the wrong fabrics. When I started the sew-along I decided to use my 30’s Reproduction fabrics but when I made the first two blocks, I picked fabric from my scrap bins. So I redid the first two blocks in the series with the fabric I originally planned.

I have two twelve-inch blocks due for the Guild – one to be made with scraps they provided, and one to make with my own fabric. My standard MO for these blocks has been to sew the pieces together in some manner and then trimmed them to the required size. I wanted to do something different (and more challenging) so I started looking through my Block A Day calendar and came up with something that I could make work. It isn’t exactly as the pattern shows but I used almost all of the scrap fabric provided. My second block will also be from the calendar.

I had a couple of nice walks up to 7-Eleven and back this afternoon. I wanted an iTunes card and took only my $10 bill with me; sadly the smallest card I could get was for $15 so I walked home, got more money, and then headed out again. It is a lovely day out so I didn’t mind at all.

I’m packed and ready to go for the bee tomorrow. Now back to that second block!