Monday, November 5, 2012

What a week!

Last week, Bill the Builder organized new carpet for the bedrooms and major electrical renovations. I didn't have a good time, although I'm very thankful now that it's been done. Some days, I had no phone and no electricity but I put the time to good use.
This is Bride's Bouquet and is totally hand done. It is as wobbly as it looks in the photo but it's as done as it's going to be. It was made with templates. Wish I'd used stronger colours though.
Blazing Star, also hand pieced with templates
Boy's Nonsense, foundation pieced
Bear's Paw, foundation pieced
Cats and Mice, foundation pieced but not too keen on the colours. Might swap it out into Farmer's Wife Sampler
Bow Tie, template pieced

One good thing about getting the carpets replaced was that everything had to be yanked out of the wardrobes so there was some major sorting out done. Not everything made it back in. I nearly went insane having all the furniture piled up in bathrooms, in the lounge and the laundry but wanted to give everything a good clean before stuff went back. It was the week from hell.

Rounded the weekend off nicely though, with a trip to the circus.
How sweet is this little guy? It was his first circus and hopefully his last, or at least, my last but he asked a few times if we could go yet, so I'm thinking he was bored spitless slightly underwhelmed.


  1. Hmmm I have been painting too but only one room at a time..Sew can relate to furniture everywhere..
    Lots of lovely blocks Diann.
    The little guy looks like HE enjoyed the circus!!!!!

  2. The blocks look fine and how great do you look in your lovely red jacket and necklace!

  3. Your blocks are great. I think the bride's bouquet block is very pretty with the fabrics you used.

  4. Your blocks look great. I really need to get back to my SBS blocks, I burned out on them when I got to block 70. Those are not easy!!