Thursday, 3 March 2016

Early Mother's Day gift!

Look what my kiddies got me as an early Mother's day gift!

Aargh! Another project for me to start! Must. Not. Do. It. Yet. Must. Finish. Other. Work. First!

It's so tempting though. It came with a CD rom in the back, with all the cutting measurements for each block, or paper piecing templates if you prefer to do it that way.

Some of the blocks look very difficult, but I guess it's on a par with the Dear Jane quilt, as you get letters from farmer's wives with each block, all written during the great depression and published in a magazine at the time to keep up spirits, which I find fascinating. We all know crafting and sewing/quilting in particular, is very therapeutic. If you sew when you're feeling down or ill, it can take your mind away from your troubles and make you feel a little bit better. Sometimes heaps better!

I've been busy with my blocks for my Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses, but also trying to fit in writing time. I've got three more chapters to write to finish off my sixth title for Mills and Boon and I have a cracking idea for my seventh, so....busy, busy, busy! The February fabrics had room for some fussy cutting, so I fussy cut the centre hexies and when I sewed them together, found that not just the front got to look pretty!

Here's a finished block from month two.

So, I'm going to have to put my Farmers' Wife project away for a while. I have Trail Mix to do and Lucy Boston. And though there are way too many projects to tempt me, I am determined to get these two finished before I start on anything else.

Please tell me I'm not the only one struggling with too many pretty projects!

Happy quilting!

Louisa xxx

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