Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The last few days have been mostly about....

.....getting excited that spring might just be on it's way!!!!! I have started to see blossom on trees and at the weekend we planted an apple tree in our garden. It looked quite big when we got it but now I'm starting to think it could be a little while until we get any apples (not helped by the fact that the Littlies are now fascinated by it and seem to gravitate to it at every opportunity. I fear it may not last the year!)


....knitting away on my Mara shawl. I'm on the border now, which is over 400+ stitches a row. I'm not a fast knitter so I'm doing a little bit every now and then and it's slowly getting there...


....pulling fabric for the next Skill Builder BOMs. I have to confess, that I'm struggling with chosing fabrics for this months blocks and have started questioning the fabrics that I've chosen. Some of the patterns are quite big/bold and I'm starting to worry a little about they're going to work with some of the more fiddly blocks. Still, I'm taking my time to choose and hoping I make the right decisions!!!


....playing with some threads and fabric for an idea I'm toying with......hopefully more on this soon!



See you all soon,

S x

Todays sky ● mostly overcast but there was some glorious blue sky in the afternoon!

8 comments:

made by ChrissieD said...

I'm so glad I'm using solids for the Skill Builder - there's enough to think about without having to consider prints so I don't envy you that one, although I do love all your chosen fabrics. Wondering what your idea is for those lovely coloured threads, interesting! :)

heart of charnwood said...

Some fab choices for Skill Builder, i'm like Chrissie tho, so pleased i went with solids, it's much less to think about!

Lynne said...

I do like the colours of the yarn you're using. I know nothing about quilting blocks, but those fabrics are lovely.

Sarah said...

I'm intrigued by the thread and hoop..(probably because I've bought another hoop today for a little planned hand-sewing over the May Bank hol)...lovely thread colours x

Sonia said...

I know, see this is my penance for trying to be different :( I like the fabrics I've pulled I'm just really worried about the bold, coral/white flower print. However, I've decided to just go with it and hope that careful placement of blocks and quilting the top will level it all out nicely. That's my theory and I'm sticking with it!!!! Yep, I'm hoping the threads will be interesting, once I've started!!!! x

Sonia said...

lol! It's because cutting out 60 hexagons for one of next months block isn't enough of a challenge, I decided to add pattern placement into the mix. Gulp!!!

Sonia said...

Thanks Lynne. The magic of self-striping yarn still amazes me!!!!! And thanks for the fabric love :) x

Sonia said...

Ooooh......what are you going to be sewing?! If I pull my finger out, you might even be able join in with me ;)......and aren't you planning ahead with your May BH projects?! x

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