Sunday, 24 July 2016
A frustrating and busy day
As I mentioned yesterday, my parents are travelling up today from Devon for a visit. Therefore today's activities were centred around getting the house shipshape and preparing a meal - just your usual everyday tasks.
However, I also have my target to achieve so I also focussed on completing a couple of blocks. The first one was the finishing off of the pincushion block - the embroidery adds the necessary detail and I am particularly fond of the "seeds".
The second one was machine sewn but should have been easy to complete - 36 1 1/2 inch squares (some of which were made using half square triangles ). It was an intricate pattern but one that went together well - until ...........
Finishing the last row I was one half square triangle short. Somehow this had got lost between sewing, ironing and trimming. Never mind I thought - its bound to turn up as I tidy up throughout the day. Well, folks, it didn't! Not only that the yellow was from a scrap that I don't seem to have any of left so I can't remake the square.
All I can do is to walk away and decide whether to patch with another piece of fabric or start this quarter again. I suspect it will be the latter grrr!
Let's put the tea on!!