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I’ve started the applique for my Charleston Rhapsody . . . and so far, so good.

I didn’t really think about all the points on the triangles when I first saw the pattern – what I saw were all the hexagons (have I mentioned you need 842 of them?).

But there are a few points. Still, I’m making good progress and enjoying it.

I’ve been making progress with the hexagons, too. They are just an easy distraction when I want to stitch, but not really concentrate too much.

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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.

Thanks go again to Heidi and Bobbi for organising another Friday Night Sew-In. Thanks girls, for sharing your enthusiasm and motivation . . .

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