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It’s been a very long and very busy week, but in amongst all of that I’ve managed to make some progress with the Charleston Rhapsody hexagons . . .
It’s a funny thing how something as simple as a needle and thread and a bit of stitching can help quiet the mind and cut through the stress, isn’t it?
I’ve been cutting lots of these . . .
and with a bit of stitching I’ve made this pile of hexagons . . .
I got the pattern for the quilt in the mail this week and I’m really looking forward to making some progress. I did smile, though, when I was reading through the instructions and got to the part where it talks about making 842 hexagons.
Now, I know it’s a managable number, but 842 does make your heart skip a little beat momentarily.
I’m not counting how many I’ve made just yet. I think I’ll leave that till the pile gets a little bigger!
I had big plans . . . lots of time . . . lots of sewing . . . lots of progress . . .
Things didn’t go quite according to plan . . . but that’s not always a bad thing.
We ended up chauffeuring our son around and sharing an unexpected dinner at our daughter’s place. We had fun and a reasonably early night.
But I did get some sewing done when we got home!
I’m embarking on a new project . . . it’s called Charleston Rhapsody by Carolyn Konig. I don’t actually have the pattern yet (it’s in the mail), but I was able to make a start on the many, many hexagons needed for this quilt . . .
And I’m going to be working with this glorious pile of fabrics.
I know I should be thinking about Christmas, but I’ve been seduced by this pile of fabric goodness . . .
It was spur of the moment.
There was a sale – which always helps.
And it felt soooo good to my fingertips.
I have a bit of a plan – it involves hexagons and lots of hand piecing. I made a quilt a while back, which I love, but I always wanted to try it in another colourway. And these fabrics will be just perfect!
One of the fabrics really appealed to my ‘Simple’ philosophy . . .
How could I resist this fabric from the Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics?
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These boxes have been part of our lives for more years than I care to remember. We have moved house A LOT. We’ve bought boxes. Given some away. Bought more for the next move. Once, we even bought back our own boxes from a removalist who’d bought them off someone else! I’m sure our kids felt that our family has never really settled down. Well, about 4 months ago we moved, for what is hopefully the last time for a long time. We bought our own place and we are finally fully unpacked. No more piles of boxes full of stuff in the garage. Everything pretty much has its own spot – and if there isn”t a spot for it and if we really don”t want it – it’s gone! Gone to charity, passed on to someone who wants it. Whatever – gone! Even when we’ve been in one place for a while, there’s always been the pile of boxes waiting to be packed again for the next move.
But no more. A few days ago we passed the last of the empty boxes on to someone else who’s moving house.
But not us.
It’s hard to believe. It was a shock to the kids – what? no more boxes? you’re finally getting rid of them? you’re really staying put? Now that the kids have left home, we’ve finally settled. No hidden meaning there. Just coincidence. But however it’s happened, the boxes are . . . gone!!!