Then, after catching up on blog reading and email replying, I decided to bring my sewing machine back out of hibernation. I haven't got all my toys out and will be able to easily clear the table for dinner tonight, but it was time to hear that happy hum again.
Needless to say, as I pulled all those fabrics out yesterday, I did something completely different. A few months ago I won a charm pack of Terrain from Sarah at Fairy Face for participating in her Summer Sewing list. Today the charm pack got broken into and well and truly used.
I had a ponder about how to make these jewel tones go further and opted for the old favourite - HSTs. A quick look at what was in my stash to use with them and I was set.
When I couldn't find my trusty old pencil that I usually use when marking HSTs I came across my Chako Ace Pen that had been part of a gift for me. Perfect, thought I. Yeah, and after I had marked forty squares and then pinned them to the solid the lines on some of the charms had dissolved to almost invisible. I must remember this for future reference. Mark, then sew - quickly!
|Some chain piecing.|
|And some cutting.|
|I now have 80 HSTs to play with.|
I started my new year shopping and sewing. Perfect! What about you?
PS: And a Very Happy New Year to you. May your 2012 be filled with happiness and lots & lots of fabric!