Today I did some sewing. Well, I did some sorting in preparation for packing and came across some pieces of curtain samples. I thought I’d quickly deal with them… ie turn them into something before I packed them. Good idea? I thought so. It was quick and easy. I sewed them together and made a patchwork cloth to put on top of my washing machine:
Well, it looks better in real life…. but you get the picture. The samples were all cut out with pinking shears, so I left it at that and then to stop the fraying (because it will fray), I used one of my pretty designs to sew around the whole thing. Now when it frays, it can only go so far:
I was pleased to finally do this. I had been meaning to make a cover for the washing machine for a loooong time. I still have some samples left, so I shall make some potholders because the pair I have now are really, really grotty and old. Not today though…. it is nearly bedtime….
During the week, instead of packing, I decided to do something with one of the charm sets my sister gave me for Christmas. The one I get to keep. The other one is expected to be put together and sent back for her Christmas present. Hee hee, I have a cute sister 🙂
Here is a photo of the first steps of organizing myself to make the quilt:
I organized the squares into 9 groups of 4, and 6 left over. I sewed all the four patches together and now I need to cut binding and the remaining squares. It is going to be cute, and it is my own design – not very exciting, but for me, it is 🙂 If I like how it turned out, I will use the same pattern for the one for Christie.
And finally, how could I forget to show you what Alice sent me for my birthday last month??? Bad me….. It was such a fun parcel too!! Here is what was in it:
Aren’t I spoiled? Yes, very, and lovin’ it 🙂 There is a calendar to go on the wall in our new house… strips of fabric to use for the strings challenge… 100 Blocks? Well, that should last me a while 🙂 Thanks Alice dear 🙂
Now I’d better head for bed. I really need to start packing. Bukra Inshallah (Tomorrow, God willing) as we used to say in Saudi 🙂
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