I went to my craft group, the Free Radicals, yesterday. This month it was my turn to receive quilt blocks. There are still a few to come in, but these are the blocks I received.
Pretty. I gave each person a fish square to use either as inspiration or in the block. Once I receive the rest of the blocks I’ll know how many I need to make to turn it inot a useful sized quilt.
I managed to add another row to the fish quilt today. It’s coming together slowly but surely.
I had to stop cutting for row 11 after I cut two strips the wrong size, and I’m on limited fabric since I’m using stuff I bought in the USA and can’t get more if I run out. Serve me right for continuing to cut fabric once Gorgeous Girl was awake… I’ve cleared up the craft room enough that the sewing machine is permanently out. That makes a big difference to sneaking 5 or 10 minutes of piecing here and there.
It seems like spring has finally arrived after weeks of rain. Today these little critters were in the backyard.
These are grass cutting termites, the literally cut the grass around your house and drag it into their nests. They are different from the ones that attack your houses. Here, the females are flying off to start new colonies. It was pretty interesting, and of course there were lots of birds around feasting, but they all flew away when I got my camera…
Our little garden is starting to grow as well now that the weather is a bit warmer. The corn is up, so is the swiss chard and the lettuce, but the tomatoes have been disappointing. We’re going to give it a week or so and then replant the tomato seeds, it may have just been too cold and wet when we planted the first time.
On Friday last week my very talented friend from Nurturing Fibres was in the area and called in to drop off a ball winder that she was kindly selling to me. She also brought along some rovings that she and some other local artisans have dyed, so that I could have a look, seeing as I’ve never seen anything (except the alpaca that she sold me last year) that other people have put together. Oh, so pretty! Once my finances recover from my spinning wheel purchase I’m going to be haunting her Etsy store 🙂 Go and check it out. I’m so excited that there seems to be more spinning stuff available locally than when I started last year. Not that I (ahem) need more stash. Must knit faster.
I’m so thankful that she called in, as she worked some magic on my spinning wheel and it spins like butter again. I don’t have a manual and so had forgotten some of the tips that I was given in my 30 minute lesson when I bought it. Tonight is Tuesday for spinning and I’m looking forward to spinning like a mad thing once my shift finishes at 9 tonight.
Not much other news, Gorgeous Man has been sick with the flu, and Gorgeous Girl has a runny nose. So that has kept me busier than usual. Can you believe that she turns 2 in 12 days time! Where has the time gone?