Sunday, May 21, 2017

Progress Report on the Gypsy Wife Quilt

Some sewing time here today during Project Uninterrupted. I managed to do some more work on the Gypsy Wife Quilt which is are new block of the month here at Cynthia's Ark. I really wish I had the top done by now but the world has been plotting against me lately.

I could complain about how far behind I am but really I would be wasting more Time​. So here are a couple more pictures on my progress.



I am loving working with the Riley Blake Designs Shades range. This will be a bright and colorful quilt when we finish it.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Quiet Day

It was a quiet Mother's Day here, which was just what I needed. I hope you all had a great day.  I woke you not feeling the best. I think my body was telling me to slow down a bit. It has been crazy here and there has been so much work to do and still more to do, deadlines are looming. I have to the end of May to complete two projects, one to quilt top stage at least and the other needs a draft of the pattern submitted.  But sometimes you just need to stop and do nothing and I mean nothing. That is hard for me as even when I sit down to watch some television I automatically pick up my hand sewing to keep some progress happening.
Well I can tell I did nothing except lie on the lounge and watch some television all morning. I couldn't tell you the last time I spent that long in front of the TV on a Sunday morning.
Eventually I did get up and write a retreat newsletter and packed a couple of orders  Then went back to the lounge room to watch some more TV and do some sewing for the evening under my heated blanket as the evenings are getting a little too cool for me but not quite there for my husband, hence the heated blanket. The cats love it too. They will all pile on top of it when I get it out and turn it on.



Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia



Friday, May 12, 2017

Expanding my Knowledge

Busy! Busy! That is how it has been since the beginning of March around here. Today was a chance to do something different even though my head was shouting at me No you have stacks of work to be done. I throw caution to the wind and attended a group session on Foundation paper piecing. This is a technique I have tried a couple of times but I am not very comfortable with. I do have a project on my Project Uninterrupted list that features this technique.
So the plan is to expand my knowledge with a small project and hopefully this will help me master the technique so I can continue on to bigger and better projects which I have the patterns already. Yes I admit it I have brought some patterns that I love, knowing I did not have the knowledge to make them yet. The plan was to buy the patterns and then learn the technique. A case of I have the patterns now I can learn it. Instead the patterns got put away with all the other patterns I have.
 This is the pattern we are having a go today.
I got my fabric cut for two placemats as there is only two of us.
Sewing was more challenging for some of us. We did get half of one placemat completed to this stage. I think the second half may go a little better now I have a better understanding of the technique.


As long as I don't leave it too long and forget what I learnt.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia