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.