Thursday, 26 November 2015

Where did November go?

Gosh, what a busy month November has been! I got lots done in between a busier social life than is usual: Christmas cards all hand made, two donated bridal gowns cut and sewn into angel gowns and some, but not all, blocks sewn for the November challenge.
I have joined the local Red Hatters which also meant making a red hat! 
The One Block Wonders have so far been a major learning experience for me, I can no longer hide within my comfort zone of applique and hand and paper piecing. I have had to struggle with the flipping points, lining them all up, fighting in built leanings towards perfectionism! How easy it is to tell myself that its not perfect so chuck it in the corner and stick with what I can do well! No, no, no............... To make matters worse, I love bright clear, I chose to use more muted colours way out of my comfort zone! I am working on the theory that what doesn't kill me makes me stronger!  Yes, of course I have my tongue in my cheek a wee bit but I appreciate that every month I am achieving better accuracy in both cutting and sewing seams.

First block completed!
Four blocks together!

Hubby and I are off tomorrow on a rail excursion south to the centre of the North Island, New Zealand, then a night in a lovely hotel with a sumptuous pre Christmas dinner and home again on Sunday. I am looking forward to that.

Cheers from Julie