Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WIP Wednesday

The Blogging A-Z challenge started today.

I have been madly trying to get blog posts organised ahead of time so that whilst we are out of the country or travelling to get out of the country I am going to be covered. So that has been my major WIP this week. I'm a bid OCD though and have to go in order so even though it is the letters H-P that I have to get done for whilst we are away (and potentially NOT having internet connections... or being far too busy having fun to be writing blog posts) I have started with A and have been writing them in order. To get them done I have set up draft pages for each of the posts. I have also set up folders in my pictures to assemble photos as I find them.

That was a bit of a rabbit hole to fall down. To find photos that I needed I had to, in some cases, access some fairly old photos, not all of which are on our current computer or on facebook. We have an external hard drive that had most of our photos on from years past but its temperamental and getting things off it has proved really difficult and frustrating and has been the source of a number of facebook tantrums as I forced my friends to live my frustrations with me. Eventually got most of them off. There is another computer with photos on it that crashed before I got photos off it. I keep meaning to check with a dear friend to see if he can in anyway get it rebooted for me so I can grab them. I don't like my chances.

Anyway... that has been something I have worked on. My First one A is for Apple is up already. Check it out

Apart from that... I have looked at Blue Pinwheel quilt for our patchwork group. It is pinned and ready to be quilted but so far haven't had the urge to quilt it.

I got the button and press stud sewn onto a little pouch in time to take to the Handmade With Love stall on Saturday but I forgot to take it with me. That was useful wasn't it. It didn't sell LOL. I made another one on Tuesday at our craft get together but it is lacking its button and press stud so will have to look one out and get it finished off.

Our stall was on Saturday at the afternoon tea for Our Rainbow House and it went ok given that there wasn't a big crowd at the function. My little zipper pouches were very popular but none of the denim bags sold. Some of the hanging towels went too. My photo was in the local paper looking elegant. I helped in the morning to set things up and afterwards with the clean up but during the event I was a guest. I had lots of fun and ate great food and hung out with my besties

Made block 12 for the POD Quilt along from Fandom in Stitches website. There was a choice of 3 different blocks and I liked the butter beer one best

 I haven't sewn my blocks together yet. I keep thinking I should do it but then think I will leave it till the end. Still working at doing the hand stitching on the blocks. I have a couple that I think I might redo. Have to get around to it though... and to deciding if I am going to redo them or not.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday WOW- WIPs on Wednesday and Lets Bee Social


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  2. I couldn'dt resist checking out your beer paper piecing! LOVE IT!

  3. I always admire those who can quilt...or do anything with needle and thread actually!

  4. The beer block is really good! Your tea party... aome yummy food there!

  5. Hi! Me again from your B post. Forgive my ignorance but what exactly is a "block" here?

    BTW, sorry if I seem almost like an anonymous blogger. Blogspot doesn't let me comment while directly linked to my Wordpress account so I just use OpenID.

    1. In patchwork, quilt tops are usually built in units called blocks. A quilt might have 20 blocks arranged in a 4x5 grid. Sometimes a quilt will be made from all the same block, and other times the blocks might be all different (sampler quilts) or perhaps made from 2 different blocks... depending on the pattern. Each block is made from pieces... different sizes and shapes and colours depending again on the pattern. HOpe that explains it for you. In this blog the block pictured with the glass of beer is part of a quilt I am doing where all the blocks are different. It is made by a paper pieced method and when put together will make a picture of a bookshelf full of books and magical objects. Hope that helps