Sunday, 17 November 2013

Simply a Moment in November

The dining room,quite frankly, looks a mess.  The table is strewn with bits of fabric, discarded patterns and colours in an untidy heap at one end.  A selection of squares and rectangles cut and waiting in piles at the other. A box of threads, an elderly pin cushion and a collection of scissors and rotary cutters surround my trusty Riccar sewing machine.  The ironing board is set up in the lounge; funny how I don't mind using it for sewing projects when I dislike using it for the weekly pile of clothes that need attention! 
The double doors to the longe are open and from my vantage point at the dining room table I can see the rugby on the tv.  Words of encouragement and 'advice' are being shouted from the husband resident sports advisor sitting in the armchair.  We are losing.  The All Blacks seem to have had more chances/luck.  Oblivious to the sporting action, the sleepy dog is dozing in her spot on the sofa.  
 
A new project is on the go.  A newly published quilting magazine has a section at the end which gives a Block of the Month.  If I buy it and follow it for a year I will end up with twelve 12" squares to put into a sampler quilt.  I have both of the magazines and no blocks made.  Today I intend to put that right and with no other plans for the afternoon, have sorted through fabric and made a start.  This will be a perfect project to compliment the Friendship Quilt organised by Fiona.  I have new fabrics for those squares, so plenty of off cuts for the magazine project.  
The magazine block is more intricate than I thought, it requires a lot of concentration.  But oh, there is 'Simply a Moment' of satisfaction when it all comes together.

Simply a Moment is a meme organised by Alexa - pop over there and see what others are up to this month. 
 
 

17 comments:

alexa said...

It does indeed look intricate but very pretty sewn together - and what a great ongoing project, with the satisfaction of something completed on a monthly basis. I am warming to this kind of project more and more. Oh, the rugby - funny how the winning side always has more luck! I could just picture the scene so clearly ... It was lovely to see your link, and thank-you so much for letting us have a little peep into your Saturday afternoon :).

Cheri said...

could totally imagine the organized chaos happening all around you - sounds like a lovely moment, with both of you having time to do something you truly enjoy!

Julie Kirk said...

You're certainly keeping the old pin cushion busy lately. It sounds like a very cosy afternoon [scattered with moments of frustration for both of you!]

Louise said...

Sounds like a perfect moment...rugby and sewing! x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Such pretty colors! I love the pattern!

Excaliburrisc said...

Ah! Nothing like quilting clutter around you for a very satisfying moment. I'm looking forward to getting back to quilting when I get home after an extended visit - full of knitting but little quilting - at my daughters.

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Sian said...

Ruby on tv and the sewing machine purring in the background: just the kind of afternoon I love!

Sinead said...

Such a lovely moment Deb! The rugby is always on here too at this time of year :) Your sewing project sounds great and I love the finished square. x

S said...

Sounds delightfully creative. I hope it all comes together smoothly for that Moment you want.

Becky said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend the afternoon!

Beverly said...

I love crafting and hearing sports on the tv in the other room along sometimes with comments or snores from the Chosen One. I hope you are photographing and documenting all these quilts you make.

Rhona said...

I've got the first magazine and hope to pick up the second when I'm in town. What a great idea to do the block of the month, I might join in with that one 😀

Abi said...

It sounds like a lovely afternoon.I love cosying up at home with the rugby on. A proper winter afternoon. I may just have to look up that magazine. What is it called?

Karen said...

Love the moment and the block looks fabulous

Missus Wookie said...

What a lovely domestic satisfactory afternoon to capture.

Cris AdF said...

Is somehow comforting to know mine is not the only messing living room, not so comforting to know that I only have the mess and not this super nice block...

cris
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