Back from our cruise. We had a good time, but the weather was pretty awful. 7 day cruise, first 6 days were rainy and cold. We sat on our balcony for the first time on the last day! But we had fun and the good news is I pretty much stuck with my diet, gained just a pound, which I have already taken off. Dieting on a cruise is not easy Because of the weather we didn't do a lot of walking in the ports and even though I started out good on the treadmill, I fell off the routine really quickly.
In the sewing room for the first time since we left Florida a month ago. The above block is for a small wallhanging from a pattern from Jinny Beyer. The technique is called "soft edge piecing" and let me tell you, it is very challenging. This 12 inch block took me 3 days! The technique is to fussy cut a motif and then applique the edges to the background fabric. I need to do four more of these blocks, but I am hoping that they go a bit faster.
I haven't shopped for fabric for Esther's new BOM yet. I think I will go very tradtional with it, probably using up a lot of my large stash of fat quarters. I have some WIPs that I need to get under control before I start this project. I also want to wait for the preview of the 2nd BOM before I finally decide which one I will participate in.
I am off to fussy cut the rest of my blocks so that I can hand applique while watching the baseball game with John. It's a quiet day here, a holiday in the US, and John has a nasty cold so we will stay in today. I love a chance to just hang around and sew!!