I’ve been working on putting my holiday memory blocks together today. These are the ones I prepared using New Zealand themed fabric and took down to the South Island. As we toured around for 10 weeks or so I diligently used the patches as a type of fabric diary. Each evening I would write in the plain cream squares where we had stayed, places we had explored, and attractions visited, using my Pigma Pen.
All my patches were carefully laid out on the floor in the sewing room, arranged and then rearranged again. Then I started pinning. Oh dear – this wasn’t going to work. Since when did my knees decide they no longer liked kneeling on the floor while I bent down to do some pinning? And then, to make matters worse, they decided they really didn’t enjoy the process of getting up again! So I had to carefully pick everything up in order, and lay all the pieces across our bed. That’s better, no more kneeling on the floor.
So far, I’ve stitched a few rows together, and pegged them up in the garage on our small internal clothesline. That certainly works well, and I can see how I’m getting along.
Instead of “Rolling the Dice” this week to see which of those on my List of Six to work on, I’ve sneaked this project to the top of the list instead. It would be nice to get this top completed during the week if I can – although according to the calendar we have quite a busy week with one thing and another. Fingers crossed though – I’ll certainly do as much as I can.