I am still walking with crutches, but have been given 2 aids!! One is a shower stool, very handy, but the kitchen trolley on castors, and a bottom shelf is so handy. Batiks can be arranged for a photo shoot so easily. I want one here forever!!! Maybe Hugh can make me one in wood.
I decided a while ago to try and sew “ Quilter’s Laundry Day” designed by Jen Rosin. there are some small fiddly pieces, including a 4 inch square mini quilt to hang on the clothesline. This morning I found the applique that might just fit.
the motif can be ironed in place, and the blue fabric needs to be sewn, quilted and bound or have a facing. It looks large but in fact is 4.5 inches square now, leaving 1/4 inch for the seam to be turned over. It is a start. The gold metallic thread is for the stars in the Southern Cross, and will goon the darkest blue at the top. The clothesline posts, a bit of a problem there, as half-round or full round posts would be what we use down here. Tanolised pine, maybe I can put two twigs there instead, and sew them on top of some brown fabric. Nothing like being innovative, or accepting a challenge. This is not large, and finishes at 16.5 inches square.And there will be a bright pink house with a green door!!!
Meanwhile Sandra at has a new quilt along called Freefall. You can find all the details on her blog. Click below for the link to open.
So naturally ( why not, the crutches are a pretty accessory) I decided to join this too. I have 2 choices for background, and also 2 options for the main leaf. One background is peachy, the dark green is like moiré taffeta swirls. The other is the grey/greeny/lemony batik I am using in the 150 Canadian Women Blocks, and the dark green is one with a stylised leaf frond, very New Zealand based.
For the smaller leaves I have selected a variety of rainbow colours, the only one missing is the Y in the ROY B GIV list.
The background fabrics look a lot more pale than they really are. I welcome any suggestions or deletions.The pink background picks up the red tones in the leaves, while the grey/green one has a similar watercolour wash effect to the plain green fabric.
Meantime…. I have had a visit to the orthopaedic specialist, a MRI is next Tuesday and a follow up appt., to see him again on 29th. Slowly the wheels are turning. The possibility is ligament surgery, and a one night stay in hospital. I am not sure if I can manage the machine treadle with my left foot, guess there might be some hiccups on the way with that.
Quotation of the day from Lao Tzu
“ Do the difficult things while they are easy,
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”
Greetings from Jean.