On Monday, I sent off my PTS10 parcel and it cost me a tenner in postage! Then, I realised that I had starched two of the bee blocks with 505 basting spray rather than spray starch - note to self: red top = starch, blue top = glue! #doofus #poorironingboard
On Tuesday, I was 95% finished bee block #3 when I decided it wasn't good enough and scrapped it, starting a new one and cursing myself for changing my mind half way through and ruining what would have been an ok block. At the same time, an ok block would have upset me so I was right to start again I think.
Yesterday, I got a card through the post saying I owe £18 custom charges for some fabric I bought for my niece's quilt #swearword. And then the wee man ran full pelt into a table (not the corner thank goodness) and got a massive goose egg bump with a straight line bruise through the middle of it. He was chasing a girl. A metaphor for his future maybe? Anyway, the first person I wanted to call and talk to about it is no longer here and can't give me the sage and sensible advice that I would probably ignore anyway. Side swipe! Anniversaries come round regularly but first anniversaries are unique and, in this case, flipping rubbish (and not until next week).
So I have taken today as a day's leave to
|not exactly how I envisaged it|
I love the first block (pattern from the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop book) and am conflicted about the second block but it's much better than my first attempt and I am waaaaaay behind getting this to the ever patience Brandy so off it goes. I wish I had gotten the maths right on my total Dresden idea though. I may make another one. Maybe I shouldn't be sewing right now #conflicted.
My other blocks this week have been for Sarah, also for the Modern Mavericks bee. She wanted x&+ blocks in lime and grey....
|a little more glued than starched!|
Anyway, I'm off to the Post Office to pay my exorbitant custom charge and post these blocks off to the US and Canada and probably buy some cake on my way back home. Cake might help lift the mood. And the big pile of Glimma that I'll have too (it was 25% off! #justification).