I've been having one of those days... It started with sleeping in. Fairly normal there then.. Then there was passing out asleep during breakfast. Usually I manage to get food down first, but no, not this morning. Woke up choking on my toast.
Then I had a go a dying some towels, trying out machine dye this time. Managed to sneeze whilst emptying the packet of dye into the washing machine... Wonder just how harmful dye is? I snorted a nose full... Well, it didn't kill me. Black snot isn't too attractive though!
I was hoping to have that unpicked quilt top sashed and done, but it hasn't quite gone like that... In fact it's gone bad to worse! First was the fact that even when I thought I felt perfectly awake I'd sit down and start it and be half asleep in a matter of minutes. Every single time. Yet when I picked up something else to play with I was fine. It was kinda weird. Then mum hit on the reason.. I cant get it done cos my brain keeps thinking that its done it already. Might sound a bit odd to you, but makes sense to me. I get like that when I have to repeat doing something, half my brain sort of switches off.
So, day after day of trying to get it done, finally a breakthrough today! I was doing so well, on the last stretch... then I managed to knock a full, large mug of extra strong tea flying. It is a small cupboard. It was a large mug.
Thank god 90% of my fabric is in plastic boxes with lids. The remaining 10% including the quilt top and the backing fabric (my favourite print in the quilt top) all got covered in tea.
So I've spent the last couple of hours wiping up and drying off tea, and soaking and "vanish"-ing fabric. Oh and that wasn't the last of the fun tonight... Sitting in my cupboard sponging tea off every visible (and not so visible) area in storms a very angry bee. Followed, naturally, by a very excited Elliecat.
Dumb bee just refused to be rescued so I'm afraid yet another one bit the dust. I say "yet another one" as I've woken up to a dead bee at the foot of my bed every morning this week. Elliecat apparently loves me... What gets me is why in the name of the wee man are bees fighting their way thru the small open crack of window, thru the closed curtains, to die in my house? I don't make it easy for them to get in, the house isn't full of enticing flowers.... I love bees! I hate seeing bees die.
Anyway, I came out of it with a few bruises, and Elliecat may or may not have been stung - she's certainly twitching her lips and pawing her mouth an awful lot. So now I'm keeping a worried eye on her in case she starts swelling up or something...
Speaking of bees, I can show you the two blocks I got done for July... I did get something right this week!
I got the ideas from Susan Briscoes Japanese Taupe Quilt Blocks. My lovely friend Mimi sent me that book and it's absolutely fantastic. Hardly any triangles! lol I had to adapt them a bit as the book size is a fair bit smaller than what I needed, but I managed to come up with sizes to make a 12.5" block without losing the block design. Quite pleased with how they turned out!
Oh, that reminds me. Mimi has set up a shop! The button is on my blog; over there, to the right, spot it? Hope you'll stop by and visit :-)