Sometimes things don't work out the way you planned. I like to dream but not all of them can come true. That fact makes me glum. Facing reality can suck. Everything's good but still I was hoping for a change that just isn't going to happen. So glumness ensued.
I'm not getting into it but just in case you were thinking I'm always happy I wanted to let you know I'm not. I can be glum.
That out of the way there's been some good sewing going on despite the glum (sorry I just can't think of a better word to describe it!!). I got two blocks done this weekend.
Firstly, and thank goodness, I finally managed to do a Bee Blessed block. I had some failed attempts last month and didn't get my act together in time. When I saw Judith's too cute Pippy Longstocking I knew I had to give it a go! So here's my not-so-Pippy version using up my scraps!
Ok she randomly has one foot slightly bigger than the other but no one's perfect!! This was made super easy by the great tutorial and came together really quickly. Thank you Judith :)
I also made my Blogger's Block of the Month, this month the tutorial was done by Amy at Diary of a Quilter
I LOVE this block, so pretty and easy to do... if you're concentrating. I think the glum got the better of me and somehow I did this, twice!:
Silly!! Anyway nothing a bit of unpicking couldn't take care of!
Some good stuff has happened. My cousin gave me some great vintage sheets that were my Great Aunts. I've never used sheets before but I can certainly see me using some of these as backings for quilts. I know some people don't like to use anything but good quality cotton but hey, we can't all afford that and I have no personal hatred for a bit of polyester mix.
These are my favourites:
The amazing Heather certainly brightened things up for me when she very kindly sent me a Hera marker!! I can't wait to try it :) Thank you so much Heather, I'm on the lookout for something to send you in return!
Finally another reminder that I'm hosting a link party, where we can swap fat quarters of fabric, I hope you'll join in :)
Currently just trying not to be swallowed up by glumness. I'm sure we all have those times.
I'm linking up with Megan and if you've come from there I'm not always this down I promise!!