Monday, January 31, 2011

Slowly moving on....

to my new projects.
I've been working away slowly on the centre blocks of my latest project- "Anna" designed by Karen Cunningham.  I didn't get stressed at all whilst away at summer school, thinking that I had to get great amounts of sewing done in 4 days.  We had 2 projects to start, so I just took it easy and in "Summer Speed", stitched my way along into the 2 projects at a leisurely pace. 
 I just need to make some more 1/2" hexagons to join these 9 blocks, then I can applique them to my centre fabric.  Feels very therapeutic, just sitting quietly sewing hexagons.
I love summer holidays.  The kids are home, no rushing, no activities.  Well except for the weather.  We've just started having seriously hot summer weather.  I think yesterday reached 40 deg C, and today was slated for high 30's.  I've been hibernating inside with the air conditioning.  The rest of the week is looking like mid to high 30's too,  I'm not complaining- it is summer after all, but school is about to start this week, a nice warm welcome back for the kids!
Besides the obligatory dentist visit and hair cut appointment before they go back, I've also been having fun today covering school books.  Oh dear- it takes so long, and if I get myself stuck to a book again I'm going to have a quiet drink in the corner. LOL.

Two boxes full,but no good novels for me!  But I do love the smell of new books and stationary.


  1. The hexagon blocks are beautiful.
    I so hear you about the smell of new books and stationery! Nothing like cracking open a brand new book!

  2. Where did you get the pattern for "Anna"? Do not know where to look for Karen Cunningham patterns. Well, I have one that was in an old AP&Q ... want more.... thanks

  3. Hi Mimi, thanks for commenting. I attended Summer School run by Patchwork on Stonleigh- Karen was a teacher there. She doesn't have a website yet, but is soon to have a blog I believe.