I have started on a new project - Don't know if it will be table mats, table runner for small quilt. It is something different for me to do. Called paper piecing. I'm still having to rip up a lot 'cause there is just something about this method that my brain cannot compute. You start out with the pattern on a piece of paper. Then you sew the material to the back of the paper.You sew on the side of the paper with the pattern so you'd better pay attention to have the material front facing the way it will end up. There are two pieces of fabric here.
When you finish the block it looks like this. The paper is still on the back and now needs to be removed. UGH.
I use a real small stitch so it makes the paper easier to tear off, but really hard when I have made a mistake and have to rip the stitches.
Oh, oh - the first one I made. Put one wrong color in the wrong place, should have been blue.
Bill got a hold of the camera. All the cut fabric and me trying to figure out how the next piece of fabric goes.
Hopefully it is right.
Have a few of them done, there will be one inch pieces of some kind of material all around these blocks for the finished product.
Bill is also back to one of his projects. The garage is now warm enough in the morning for him to work out there.He is making me a big rooster. Each piece of which has to be cut and formed one by one. It is all different kinds of wood.
The pattern he cuts the wood from.
A closer look at the many, many, many pieces.
See the road runner back in the bush. I took this picture through a window from a ways away. I could see his head violently moving up and down. Wondered what he was doing.
When he came out from behind the bush I discovered what he did. He has a lizard in his mouth! A pretty good sized one at that. I thought they just ate bugs. But guess they eat meat too. We have a lot to see just in our back yard.
Went out to lunch with one of my friends from working days yesterday. First time, I've been IN a restaurant for a couple of years. It was fun visiting with her and we hope to do it again in a month or so. First time I've driven in a long time too. Guess I didn't forget how.