The first few days Mr 6 woke at 6am asking if he could wake up Poppy. Cute. Well kind of, also somewhat annoying to be woken at 6am when I could have been sleeping in. The kids are all over Dad and he is loving it. I have pointed out to him that he certainly wasn't this cool when I was a kid, but I guess that happens ;)
|Watching Mulan after a big day of swimming and snorkeling at the beach |
(sorry for the dodgy iPad pic)
Dad is a teacher, one of those teachers that live for the job. He is incredibly passionate about educating children and I've asked him to spend some time with Mr 6 encouraging his literacy. It's a joy to see and I only wish he could spend more time with us.
But back to sewing.
Not much No sewing has occurred over the past few days, but I do have a few new things to share.
I made this orange peel block as part of the Curves Class. I don't know what to do with it, Dad likes it so I might try and find the time to whip it into something for him before he leaves. I'm frustrated that the points aren't perfect in the middle and next time I will pick a smaller print for the "windows" as the charm of this gorgeous print is lost. I do love the block though. It was time consuming but worth it.
I finished my February bee block for QCA Bee 1 (we need a better name LOL). Fiona will use our blocks to make a gender neutral Polaroid quilt to be donated to a 9-12 year old child who went through the recent Tasmanian bushfires.
I also completed a little pattern testing for Kristy. Her patterns are always easy to put together and look great. This one is no exception, there are however some fiddly pieces (these blocks are 5" finished) and I could not make an entire quilt from these blocks. Happiness is about as far as I could get. This will be sent to Kristy to put together into another charity quilt for the victims of the Tasmanian Bushfires.
The last bloggy thing I managed before Dad arrived was playing with a new App called SimpleBooklet. I want to play around with it a bit more before I go into the details, but I think it will be great for crafty/quilty/sewing bloggers. If you look up in the top of the right hand side bar you will see a Photo slider that I put together in about ten minutes (pasted below for the benefit of those reading in a reader). It doesn't have many photos in it yet, I just wanted to have a play, but I'm really pleased with it.