Sunday, July 23, 2017

Parcel Received.





This time I remembered to photograph the gift before it went in the post, the neck scarf was received earlier in the week.  It is knitted with a yarn called 'Circus,' the Pom Poms were part of the yarn. They were sometimes difficult to include in the stitch, however, worked in well over the entire item. I was rather pleased with the outcome.

I've been working on a TSS block today titled" Bee Happy." It is almost finished so a photo of the block, later in the week.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

TSS Progress, This Week.


It is a wet, windy, freezing, Saturday in my neck of the woods. We have had severe weather warnings, mostly for wind. It is blasting in from the South, whipping up the waves along the coast road, in some places barreling the sea over the new wall.  I've had a pleasant trip to a local patchwork store, where it was so cosy, out of the weather. The staff are friendly & ever so eager to help with  enquiries, sales  & helpful suggestions for stock they do not have available.  I needed another packet of flat pins as my container of such, may have fallen in the bin & gone to the tip. I also wanted to replenish a fat quarter of a lovely pastel purple & white stripe fabric. I would never have thought I'd use the first fat quarter, let alone need more. It is really a beautiful quality fabric.  I used the first fat quarter in a couple of TSS blocks & also to line a fabric Ort container yet to be  finished & .photographed. I also required a fat quarter of newspaper print fabric, seeing the previous piece is  currently in hiding.  So all three items have traveled home to live with my stash.

So far this week I've manged to complete three TSS blocks. This one is titled,

"A Spool of Inspirational Thread." A first attempt at Foundation Paper Piecing. I do like the process, so the third block below, is also constructed with that method.



The second one is called, "Dreaming of Dresden."

Last, & definitely not least is, "Homeward Bound."


There are a few more underway at the moment, hopefully they will be completed for the next post.
Kay.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Patchwork Progress.

 I've been busy re- doing  TSS blocks from early last year, when the journey started. Some I'd attempted  a few times, with the hand piecing method I'd learnt, a few decades ago. I just couldn't get them right, so filed them in the "to do," folder. Last week, I decided it was time to get them completed & miraculously, this time, they went together at the first attempt without a hitch. So here are the four blocks.







The second series of The Splendid Sampler started recently so I have been trying to follow along.   This time, I'm trying to complete the specified blocks for each week, that I did not manage to do, the first time around. Here is last week's block, which I very much  enjoyed planning the fabrics & putting together. This block is called Circle of Friendship.


I've already chosen & cut out my fabrics for this week's block,called "Homeward Bound,"
 then I will return to more of those still waiting  in the to do folder. Enjoy, K.