Sunday, October 24, 2010

My turn to play catch up

I am mailing off September and October blocks for Tong and Clivee...tomorrow. For reals.

I have had a heck of a time sitting down to get these ones done, and if I'm being honest, I'm sending a half finished project at best. Tong had asked for wonky scrappy stars for September. I was super happy to get going on this one...but a work trip, misplacing the fabric for several weeks, two bouts of cold en famille meant that I left this and left this and left this. I finally sat down in front of the machine last night to work on them. I cut out my cream coloured squares for the background, and made to scrappy centre pieces. But somehow in the way that I laid out the fabric I didn't realise that I had only half of it pulled out of the bag....I think I then tried to wonk the heck out of the squares and they ended up too small, as did the overall block. I put in several hours to get one block done, and it's wee, so in the end, I'm sending just one block and returning the lovely scraps to Tong with my apologies and a few treats. I'm so sorry I didn't complete the task!

I also miraculously got October's blocks done too....and even finsihed the two requested....Hope you like 'em Clivee.

Sorry about the poor photos. It's grey, grey, grey and cold and wet and it feels like almost-snow. I'm not ready for that yet. I would like some pointers on taking better photos...I have only a point and click but winter is nearly upon us so can't rely on sunny days so much....and also, how do I take a photo so it doesn't make the square look so wonky??
I had a lovely impromptu one night only visit with Sara this past week and we set up a little sewing room in my kitchen, joined by the ever crafty Holly. While Holly worked on packaging up the fabric tags we had sewn up months ago, Sara put herself to work binding four of the doll quilts I had sewn up for the upcoming craft show, while I worked on some potholders. What a productive evening! Thanks for the company Sara and Holly, and thanks for the sweat labour, too. Pretty good deal for the price of a steak and blue cheese salad (dinner!)
More to share soon!
- Donna
- Donna


Leslie said...

these look great. i love the asterisk block

Donna/Sara from Kindred Crafters said...

1. Great job on the blocks. I love the little fish in the center of the wonky star.
2. Isn't that kitchen fabric so sweet in Cilvee's blocks?
3. I can't get that steak salad off of my brain. SO DELISH! It's on my list of things to make for dinner this week (hopefully!).
4. I had such a great visit with you and Holly. So wish we could do it more often. We all work so well together. We just click!

Holly said...

I was a pretty good dinner! Seems like a pretty fair trade. ;)

I had a great time with you ladies! Thanks for including me in your crafty evening.

Love the blocks Donna! Pass on any of the point and shoot in the winter gloom advice that you get please.

Donna/Sara from Kindred Crafters said...

Came back to talk about pictures. Doom and Gloom - no idea. My enemy is the flash, so to be honest I don't take a whole lot of pictures during the winter...if I do, I wait for the weekend so I can use whatever daylight is available. As far as the wonky blocks, make sure your are pointing your camera straight at the block...either hang it on the wall (i roll up tape and stick it on that way) and stand straight in front of it or put it on the floor and stand directly over it.