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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Purple Passion

This month the colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is purple.  This fun challenge is run by Angela of Sew Scrappy.  I don’t really wear purple, but I’m rather partial to the colour of soft lilac/lavender.  And I love the smell of lavender - that’s showing my age, I guess.  Getting my RSC blocks done has been a bit of a rush.  I cut the blocks out on Friday, and finished stitching them today, Saturday, so that’s good.

Purple Asterisk blocks

Four Bow Tie blocks

The last few days have been really busy.    We arrived home from our Aussie Adventure on Thursday night, and collected Gemma from the cattery on Friday morning.  She was not a happy kitty while she was locked away and wouldn’t let anyone near her.  Once home she took a wee while to settle down, and now won’t let us out of her sight.  Poor thing, we feel she may have been traumatized by the whole experience.

And tomorrow, Sunday, we are away on a week long caravan trip to Hamilton to get a repair done at the factory and then visit the annual Motorhome, Caravan and Leisure Show.  Gemma will come away with us, she is quite content to be a caravan cat.  Much better than being locked away in the cattery!  I’ll be taking my hand stitching with me, and hopefully will get some done when we are settled on site.  That’s the plan, anyway.


Jo said...

Reacquaint yourself with your cat. Enjoy the motorhome show. You may come hand with a new van

Maria said...

Boy Robin and you packed so much into your holiday both here in Aussie and also in NZ..
I see you used the fabric your purchased for your lovely RSC blocks..
Poor Gemma I bet she is pleased to be back with you again.

Connie said...

I think that purple and lavender are colors that blend beautiful with our graying hair. My mother had a lavender suit that when she wore it she looks amazing.

Jenny said...

Thank you all. Good spotting Maria, yes I used the purple fabric purchased on holiday for one of my blocks. Gemma has recovered and is so happy to be home, she is running around like a crazy cat, and playing with her toys. Robin will enjoy the motorhome show but I find them a bit overwhelming. So many shiny and expensive vans to look through, crowds of people everywhere.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Perfect purples Jenny xx

Raewyn said...

Hope your weekend went well Jenny. Pretty blocks - using the selvedges for the asterisks blocks is very effective.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Back from one trip and off on another?! Well, at least Jemma and the stitching will go with you this time. Enjoy!

White Rose said...

Hi Jenny glad you both had a wonderful holiday ,I am loving your blocks,well done my friend.
My sisters cat do the same when she has to put them in a cattery glad Gemma got to go in the caravan with you hope your day is a good one Jenny xx

Judith nb Serena said...

What a wonderful holiday you had both in Australia and New Zealand. You amaze me at how quickly you get back into stitching mode. Lovely blocks. Hope you've had a good weekend.
Judith nb Serena

June's Jottings said...

Love your purple blocks Jenny - take a visit to my blog and see where we were over the weekend - a beautiful Lavender Farm. At present I too have plenty of hand stitching with me in our caravan, and the boat - yes I take it out in our tinny whilst Pete is fishing, although not many fish this year. Enjoy your week away.

Karen S said...

I am amazed you had time to do these in between your trips. Well done.