So, it seems I am perfectly capable of figuring out the angle of the paper pieces I need to cut to piece together four large hexies. But I can't figure out the much simpler idea of how wide to cut three strips of fabric so that they sew together to make an unfinished 6" square. There goes all the glowing pride of yesterday.
The best bit was that even after I realised I had made the mistake and corrected it in the necessary blocks - I still managed to do it again!
I thought I would have a lot more blocks finished by the time I had to go on the school run today. Obviously I didn't. But those I do have are now all the correct shape.
Onto brighter happier things. The lovely Marjorie over at Marjorie's Busy Corner has nominated me for the Sunshine Award.
This is just a nice make you smile happiness sort of thing. Answer a few questions and link to some blogs that you like and want to spread a little sunshine to. First, the questions -
Favourite colour: these days - watermelon
Animal - sea otter (if you ever see one you will understand why)
Number - depends if we are talking desserts or FQs
Drink - water (sorry, I know it's boring)
Passion - let's just say chocolate and leave it at that
Giving or getting - both (really, I would like to be altruistic and just say giving but I do love getting too)
Favourite Day - Christmas Eve (the work is done and the fun begins)
Favourite Flower - African violets? Lilies? Daisies? I haven't a clue.
Now here are four blogs for me to recommend and that might like a little sunshine in their lives (some of them are overworked, underpaid and not getting enough sewing time in; all live too far away from the rest of us) -
Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap
Sarah at Sew Me
Sarah at Narcoleptic in a Cupboard
Caroline at Quilting in the Cold
Beth is running an excellent series and it is well worth a visit.
Right, that's me done. My brain has taken all it can today. I think there is half a bottle of pink wine in the fridge and I am sure my name is on it. Maybe I can find a few of the missing brain cells at the bottom of it.