Well not much really……just a girls day out with Leah & Brooklynn. We checked out the ‘Top of Town” in Ipswich. There has been a bit of a resurgence in the previously quiet stretch of Brisbane Street with new retailers and eateries opening their doors.
I forgot to take my camera, so I have no pictorial evidence. It was a pleasant stroll, while we browsed and chatted as we went along.
As you know I began this project a few weeks ago, using a jelly roll from my stash, the red fabric was left over from another project and the white fabric is something I have many meters of thanks to one of the postage free sales at Hancock's about a year ago.
Yesterday I finished this…..
Something strange happened while I was putting the blocks together. I had a vague sense of not enjoying the process. Just ironing the seams became an effort, I glimpsed myself thinking that this may be my last quilt top?? I was a little bored with it, was it only tedious because it was a simple stitch/cut/stitch block, or am I becoming more interested in the off shots of patchwork & quilting? Like bag making, little quilt projects like table runners, stitcheries etc. etc.
Last night I was putting the finishing touches on a cardigan I have knitted for Brooklynn for next winter, and I thought about how much I was enjoying it, and then about other knitting or crocheting projects I could find…… thanks to the internet the options are endless.
It is unusual, or do others finding themselves drawn to all manner of different crafts as I feel I am at the moment? I believed Patchwork & Quilting would always be my “thing” now after twenty years I’m no longer sure.
Right now, in front of me, other than the lap top I’m typing this post on, I have a ball of purple wool and two crochet hooks…… I also have two metres of fabric Leah has chosen that I will use in this pattern…….Hip Mama Diaper Bag the bag I made her when Brooklyn was first born is now a little too bulky and it’s difficult to find things, so has also become frustrating. Leah now needs something more streamlined and efficient. Let’s see how I go shall we!
Thanks for listening to my musings…