When my workmates and I first moved to a dingy, dirty, ill-equipped building on the other side of the CBD last May, the only blessings we could see were that a) we would be closer to the shops and b) we were right across the road from a pretty little park.
And then two days later they tore that park up to re-landscape it.
Seven long months later, the park opened again so I've been spending every lunch hour there to eat my sandwich and work on my Chester Criswell Quilt. Sometimes I have company, but most often I don't. I don't listen to music, or play games on my phone. It's just me and the sounds of birds, traffic and those bloody boot campers.
On Saturday I missed my park sitting, so I sat under the elm tree at home.
Then on the deck to supervise the BBQing going on.
By the end of the week, I had block 2 (Elizabeth Cowan) sewn.
And block 3 (Priscilla and Joseph Turner) as well.
I really love the fabrics I've chosen so far. I spend a lot of time auditioning different combinations, and I think it's paying off. What I'm not so happy about is the technique I was using for the blocks 2 and 3. Sadly the soluble stabiliser I used turned out to not be soluble at all, but because it's fused to the applique pieces I can't cut it out of the back and remove it. I like my applique to not be stiff. So it's back to freezer paper for me, until the perfect solution (and I have a couple in of options) presents itself.
Now onwards to Nancy and James R Smith! Whee!!