I loved the layout, and decided I would do blues, purples, greens and one other colour. The blue block was done, then I looked carefully, and decided there wasn’t enough contrast from dark to light. It does look OK in the photo though. So I began the next layout, with all different fabrics, and YES, my favourite batiks.
The blue was what I thought would go round, matching up at each seam. but blue went to green, oh dear, I had cut the rows in the wrong order when I reversed them.More blocks have been sewn, CAT scanned, and I tried different ways to put them together. I can see the rose pink is almost taking over the whole block, so
If.. WHEN I make more, might need to change that one fabric. I am thinking that a whole set of blues as a border, not the same fabrics, but similar, this would give it a frame.
Slight interruptions to the sewing, a visit to the oral surgeon last week .How does he think you can talk when your mouth is full of hardware?? and numb from one side to the other? When I mumbled what I thought was “ Yes, I’m OK” to his question, “Are you all right”, he replied.” That wasn’t very convincing”. Thumbs up was the only way to reply after that. Adrenaline in the injections and no doubt in what he swabbed with afterwards, left my heart beating fast and the old legs a bit shaky. 10 minutes sitting in the waiting room, no doubt to make sure I was “ OK”.Very reassuring,kind, gentle, tall and good looking, all a girl could ask for, maybe anywhere but there!!!
A very dear friend phoned me later that day, and came with yummy soup, a beautiful card, and a bunch of such fragrant Luculia flowers”. Thank you Rosalind and Jack, this and your thoughts earlier meant so much. This was a new shrub to me, I phoned around, and the next day managed to find one, the last one there, and it is waiting for a sheltered place in our garden. So a permanent memory of true friendship will be in our garden.
Quotation of the day, an Indian Proverb,
“ All the flowers of all the tomorrows
are in the seeds of today”
Greetings from Jean.