I like Mondays! My Monday's start off with a "sew date" with my good friend Laurraine from Patchwork Pottery. I met Laurraine through blogging, and now she lives just a few short blocks away from me - isn't life grand??? We meet at Laurraine's house, sometimes I take my machine over, and sometimes I just take handstitching. Today was a handstitching day. I decided to try my hand at some hexie's.
Actually, I started making these on vacation 2 years ago, and just didn't like how long they took to stitch. Then I discovered this way of doing them
just tacking them together at the corners - wow was this fast! and the paper just pops out! Not like the old way I was doing them
stitching all around with little running stitches, notice the paper is still in this one, 'cause I have to cut and pull that thread before I can remove it - yuckers! No wonder I put them aside! Now, they might actually get made into the coaster sets I originally intended for our last guild quilt show. Next show's coming up this October, and may be, just may be, they'll be in the boutique this year!
Then, because it's Monday, and I don't have to work, I came home and did some more sewing. I'm in the Bitty Block Committee swap, where we exchange 3" finished blocks. The July/August theme is Beach/Ocean, so here are my little blocks, all fused down and ready to stitch.
here's a close up of one of them
If you want to see some truly amazing little blocks, check out the swap Flickr page here.
Hope you have wonderful Monday's, too!