Sunday, 26 May 2013

A relaxing Saturday

Saturday was a lovely relaxing day, no work either for work or housework that couldn't wait and a pile of scrap fabrics to play with. So I pulled out the Schnibbles pattern 'Gentle Art' from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company and started cutting.

Gentle Art Quilt PATTERN Miss Rosie's - Schnibbles free ship

It is amazing just how long it takes to cut the pieces when you are using up scrap. However it was very satisfying to see the scrap pile diminish, but as always now I have lots of quite little bits. I must use them up somehow, sometime.

These are lovely little blocks to piece together and this morning I decided to see what they will look like when sewn up.

I haven't trimmed or pressed the blocks yet and I'm not sure if this will be the final arrangement but I'm pleased with the effect so far. I'm not sure if I'll get to sew them together today as we have other plans.

Last night whilst watching TV I also started a piece of cross stitch. Can you guess what it is?

Cross stitch is such fun as it starts off looking like a mess of stitches and slowly turns into something as the work progresses. This is one of the kits I found when clearing out boxes in my bedroom cupboard and should finish up looking like this.

This should stitch up quite quickly. I'm planning on spending some more time with it this evening.

Today I need to do some housework and then this afternoon we are going into town to the Tate Modern to visit the the 'Lichtenstein: A Retrospective' exhibition. It has been on since February and actually finishes tomorrow so I'm very happy that we managed to get tickets today. There are 125 of his works on display so it should be excellent. I just hope it isn't too crowded. This is part of my 'me time for May'. 

I hope you manage some 'me time' today.



  1. the spool blocks make a nice little quilt

  2. I love that cross stitch, I always start them but I have never finished one! LOL

  3. Love the scrappy quilt, and my guess before I looked was a kitty, will look forward to seeing it finished, have a great time today! And I hope you will tell us about the exhibition.

  4. Your spools are a delight! I haven't x stitched for years and now my eyes are telling me it's time for specs, maybe then I'll pick it back up. I look forward to seeing your completed Cattitude Kitty :)