Full on kids today, so no sewing time for me. This evening though I dug out the last bit of my soccer hexie project to sew the last two arms to the main bit. One day there will be a WHOLE BIG post explaining the life of this project.
Went back to slow stitching tonight, inserting the black centres to the rosettes on my soccer quilt. Was indeed faster at sewing with less wine in me. At my current pace though it will take me another 12 hours to finish just this part. Sigh.
Still, it was sewing for 90 minutes. Definitely better than nothing.
SQUARES! How I love the minuscule but majestic 2.5 inch square. That is size is perfection for me; large enough to see the pattern (and maybe even a fussy cut gem!) but small enough to not be too big. That makes sense to me.
So my guild, the aforementioned Victoria MQG, has started a charm square swap and last night was the first night. I had to collate all the new squares into my stash. But I’m also prepping for The Curious Quilter’s bi-annual charm square swap (which means 2.5 inch or smaller in this case). So I played with the 2000 some odd [mini-]charms I have (woo-hoo!) and picked out the duplicate 5″ charms I have so that I can cut them up for the Curious Quilter’s charm swap. Don’t follow? Makes sense to me. I LOVE the 2.5 inch square. I will accept all donations of 2.5 inch charms or will trade. Email me or leave a comment and we can work out the details.
I’ll explain some other time why I have 5″ squares in addition to the sublime 2.5 inchers.