This was the end result of a protracted battle between myself and the cat as to whether my lap was going to be occupied by my Ipad showing my knitting pattern, or by the cat. She is asleep in the photo and seemed fairly happy with the compromise.
This post started out as a quick blog on Sunday as I was heading over to Needlemum's so my DS could talk to her DS about colleges. As a thank you, I made her a little project bag from sewing-themed fabric.
However, when I tried to upload my photos, I was informed that I had exceeded my storage space for Blogger. I suppose it had to happen some day, I've been uploading lots of large images to three blogs for up to five years now. So this week I have been investigating options which seem to consist of a) delete past sections of the blog, b) spend hours reducing the size of old images, c) introduce a third party by hosting my images on an alternate free photo site, or d) coughing up the money. I've decided to go with (d) as I want to preserve my history, I'm too lazy/busy to downsize images (and for dollshouse photos you really need them to be big), and it seems to be introducing more risk to start using another photo site.
Yesterday was my monthly sewing group, and I managed to get together the blocks for my Red and White quilt. The rows aren't pressed in this picture, nor are the sides trimmed up, but you get the idea. It's a bit busy which makes the stars a bit hard to see, but I was thinking that I could use quilting to emphasise the outlines more. There will be a narrow red border added.
So were they prepared to move on when the next lesson came along a month later? We have eight members plus myself:
- three people couldn't make it for various good reasons
- one person hadn't practiced at all, and couldn't find her quilting foot for the first 45 minutes.
- two people had practiced a little, but forgot to bring their extension tables so were having severe difficulties trying to sew smooth curves with no support for their block
- one person showed up giggling unconcernedly that she had forgotten her machine. When I suggested she go get it, she said she didn't have any fabric sandwiches to practice on (so not only had she not practiced, she had ignored the comprehensive supply list handout). She did eventually go home and fetch her machine, but discovered on her return that she had forgotten her foot pedal.
- The final person is in ill health so hadn't brought any equipment, so she couldn't practice either, but she did at least show a lot of close attention and was going to practice when she got home.