Hello, how are you? I'm tucked away inside today with the return of chilly weather and rain. Yesterday was a typical spring day for where I live, four seasons in one day which included hail. So back to indoor activities for me.
Here is my granny square throw to date. I'm enjoying the process of choosing which colour will be next.
My purchase in Spotlight the other day was fabric.
The next photo is a better representation of the colours. Vibrant aren't they?
I deliberately didn't crop this photo at the top because I like the way the bowl of oranges compliments the orange in the top piece of fabric. I'm planning on making a quilt from this fabric. Just a plain quilt made from squares, nothing fancy. Would anyone have any tips on what size my squares should be. I don't want anything too small, too much sewing. :) Karen, would you have any tips for me?
The other thing I would like to make is a toiletry travel bag for my overseas trip next year. I'm wondering if I could make if from oilcloth so it would be moisture proof. I would like a pattern that has different compartments to store items in. I hate toilet bags where everything just rolls around together. That is what I have currently and it's falling apart, so time for a new one. Does anyone know of any patterns that might meet my requirements? Any suggestions, information or links would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Now for the pin cushion. I haven't been making them, I am the pin cushion. I've been having a course of accupuncture to help with various complaints such as hot flushes etc. They are reducing slowly, but the biggest change I've noticed is in my irritation levels. Things just don't bother me in the way they use too. I am amazed at the difference I feel and would describe it as feeling mellow. Has anyone else had an experience with accupuncture that they would like to share? Positive or not I'd love to hear. You can email me if you don't want to comment publicly.
I have one last photo to share with you. Miss G. needed a baby photo for submission to the school year book. All our baby photos were taken before digital cameras were around so we scanned this one for her when she was six months old. It is a little faded so we adjusted the colour as best we could. Can you believe the smile on her face!
I have gorgeous baby photos of Miss C. too, so I must scan some of those to share with you.
I hope you are all having a great weekend,