OMG Finishes

Friday, August 21, 2009


The last week has flown by and there is very little sewing to show for it. I have been working on my Sue Ross BOM and although I love my practice block I am not sure if I like how the fabrics look in the real thing.


I think the centre circle gets lost so may change it to a different colour to blend in with the outer triangles. The whirligig is not as vibrant as I thought it would be . I have spent the afternoon fussy cut the purple triangles and only just had enough fabric so was starting to panic a little. Will finish it off and see if I like it any more. I do love the pattern so it’s a shame it isn’t grabbing me.

The rest of the week has been taken up with work, golf and a visit to the Skin Clinic. I have to say that having spots on your face zapped with the cold  ice is not something I would want to have too often. At least they haven’t blistered too bad so I can still be seen in public!!

For those of you who do machine embroidery, tomorrow I am off to a trunk show be Hatched in Africa. I’m really looking forward to it and try and tell myself I won’t spend any money but when I was ‘born to shop’ I think I will come home with some little treasure. Then it is Night Duty over the weekend and if it is quiet I may get some hand stitching done.

Have a good weekend everyone.


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  2. Oopsy! I had two spelling errors in that message!Marls, you are like most of us, our own worst critics! Your block is looking wonderful - perhaps I agree with you on the centre circle, but then I don't know! It is all very vibrant - perhaps finish the block and then decide. I often substitute fabrics that aren't doing it for me and that's what gives our work personality and creativity Have fun carrying on!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  3. Your block is looking good...I agree with Lurline, if it isn't "doing it" for you...improvise! Be an know what you like! The centre is a little "lost"..add some of your own charm...have fun on night shift...I gave that up years ago...thank goodness!

  4. I think it looks fabulous! The centre fabrics are of a very similar colour that's why they don't stand out from each other as much... but it's still gorgeous!

  5. RE the Husqvarna Sewing shop in New Lynn.. it's on Rimu Street in a little converted house on a corner.... looks like it's been there since the year dot!

  6. It's a gorgeous block! Love it!


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