A Bit Steamy
Man, I finally wrestled the key to the spare bedroom away from Mr. Sparkles. You don’t even want to know where he was hiding it! Last night I was able to return our fabulously minimalistic dining room into the sewing heaven it deserves to be. The sewing machine was let out of its confines, and it shuddered as it felt the silky threads running along its inner levers. My rotary cutter actually whispered sweet nothings in my ear as it caressed my fabric and split it dangerously in two. Rulers measured lengths yet to be measured, while fabrics entwined themselves with others making colour combinations so titillating they exploded into their own pile of scraps. It is a good thing I wasn’t sewing with leather.
As you can see, after going on a self-enforced Easter bunny break, sewing again made the blood rush in, and the endorphins flutter throughout my body. Thank goodness, as I had been feeling completely flat until I finally hit that foot pedal again.
And what was I working on? Some wonky slices of perfection for the fabulous ChristieLeigh’s March block for Rainbow Bee #1. These blocks look like they’ve been playing in momma’s makeup box again, but ChristieLeigh promises once they’re all put together it will transform into a blingin’ bedazzled beauty. (In all honesty, she’s a complete nutter, but I humour her as part of my commitment to community service). The tutorial from Greenleaf Goods is super easy to follow, and quite liberating. It’s also a scrap buster to the extreme. I discovered I had zero purple scraps, so I busted out some charm squares I received in a rainbow charm swap from last year. I was able to get 3-4 triangular sections out of each charm square, so keep that in mind if you need to do the same.
Now that I’m back in service, it’s time to go full steam ahead, and I’m not talking about my iron.
Really, thank goodness it’s any kind of Friday!
Shout out to Quokka Quilts who is hosting TGIFF this week!