I was just popping in to read some of my favorite bloggers, after a six month absence! Then I saw that there was this draft post, so figured I would do a quick post to say hello to everyone. I started full time work in June last year which finished up in February - but it involved a two hour round trip commute. So there has been very very little sewing happening at my place for a long time. Well, strictly that is not true as I found sitting and hand sewing (english paper piecing six pointed stars) was enjoyable, but struggled to find the enthusiasm to machine piece. I did enjoy a wonderful long weekend away with girlfriends in March where I did lots of sewing, but really in the last two months not a lot at home on my own. I now start a new job tomorrow, working four days a week - but with a 15 minute drive to work.
And I am now counting down to the next sewing retreat with friends, in a months time. This photo of my Kim Diehl quilt (see calls it Pie in the Sky - from her Simple Graces book) is on my hit list of outstanding UFO's that need finishing. I made this blocks many moons ago, but was unhappy with the colour mix, but could not put my finger on it.
I thought it might be the lack of light or dark - so took a black and white photo. Decided that was not the problem, but that I needed more variety and colour! So now I am cutting and prepping blocks ready to take away in a months, for five days of sewing and fun :)
I am still not comfortable with the new version of blogger so this may well be my last post. If your interested in what I am making, I have a Instagram account (easy obtained if your on facebook) then you can find my at ahernsue, but its a private account, so you need to request to follow me.