Anyway, today I dutifully went to work and three hours later I have a sad little wonky paper pieced pink hat. I really wanted to do a super job with this block, but it didn't start well with the first efforts being thrown out. First, I create chaos as shown below.
Have you noticed the pretty pussycat hat on the screen? (instructions at pattymurphyhandmade.com )
And here's mine. I am usually a meticulous sewer with matching points but this was the best I could do. I will send it along to the recipient and hope she can use it. It's always good to be humbled I guess!
I did make a couple of pouches for friends this month. One had Valentine's on one side with an homage to Canada's 150th anniversary on the other.
A friend was heading off the New Zealand so I made a pouch to hold all her electronics cables. Each side is different, using two orphan blocks where I played around with strips. I decided there wasn't enough contrast so I abandoned that idea but they are great to use up for pouches.
It's been a snowy winter here in Quebec, with the snow almost too deep for snowshoeing. On my last foray to the woods I sank in up to my knees with each step and got very tired very quickly. But it sure is beautiful.
I'm linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts today.