Life has been busy lately, and I haven't been spending a lot lof time on the computer. Real life seems to get in the way. I've had three trips to Adelaide in two weeks, and a lot of running around to various other towns, and that seemed to take up most of my spare time.
The trip to Adelaide on Saturday was to take my DD Seonaid to the airport, where she and a friend boarded a flight to Kuala Lumpa, to connect with a flight to Amsterdam!
Of course, any trip to the airport has to include a stop at Ikea, right next door. I've added considerably to my Ikea stash lately; the biggest purchase was the trestle table.
I also picked up this clip-on lamp, like the one Bonny uses. It adds a powerful lot of light to the side of the needle where it's needed most, but it's not in the way at all. My biggest gripe is that they are $9.99 in America, and $29.99 here. And they don't stock the lime green that I really wanted.
That lazy susan on the table is also from Ikea; it's very handy for trimming down little pieces, I use that almost every day. ($7.95, what's not to like?)
As far as sewing goes, I've put together the Doors & Windows blocks, all 120 of them, and now I"m trying to decide on borders.
I'd like to do clever pieced borders, but by the time I get the middle bit together I just want to go for finished, and get onto the next project. These blocks were made from a mottley collection of black and dark green strips, so I'm quite surprised at how light the top looks. I think it will have a light border as well, just so that the dark colours don't predominate.
I need to grasp the whole concept of Leader-enders, because once I had a few of these blocks together I just had to go flat-out at finishing them all. I just can't seem to leave things to mount up steadily in the backgound, they shout to be the main project. Oh well, another top nearly done is no bad thing.
My new leader-enders (don't laugh) are these pieces, stored in an Ikea Kassett box.
block I did a while ago.
Alas, it's time to go to work, so the rest can go into another post. It would be nice not to wait two weeks between posts......