Wednesday, August 8, 2018

No work today......


… my work room is being painted.....  you can see the old colour in the wall around the door.  It will be a lot brighter now....


I set myself up on the dining room table to do some sewing (whilst supervising!) ...

Last weeks Moda Blockhead block was lovely and quick and easy..... (6" finished)


… and I had all the pieces for another section of My Small World so that got put together too....


… and then I made a few dribble bibs.....

the top two are 'vintage' fabrics I was gifted... I just love those little bunnies and squirrels...  I put some white towelling on the back which makes them that little bit more absorbent.


I just need to put snaps on them now.

My African Violet is enjoying indoors - I have always had it outside but its loving it's spot with the morning sun.


I decided I would like a few more, but they are hard to find at the nursery!!! I think they are too old fashioned.

Anyway a friend has a few different ones to I raided some leaves and am hoping some of them might root.  Here they are sitting in their glasses of water.... I'll let you know how I go.... 



Righto, Gotto Go... some tidying up to do now... and this evening I can move things back into the work room... quilting will resume....



19 comments:

Karen S said...

Looks like the painting is moving along. Glad you can still stitch - and garden!

Serenata said...

The room will look great once finished. Your work is as lovely as ever. I have an African Violet...I think they have periods when they are easy to find in shops, and at other times prove to be elusive. Good luck with the rooting of them.

Chookyblue...... said...

Will be a great job done ....... Nice and bright..... I love bright rooms.....

Shez said...

Hi Fiona oh your room will be so bright now with the white,it will freshen your room up beautifully. Always love seeing your work,well done my friend. Fingers crossed that your plants grow roots,enjoy your evening my friend xx

Janice said...

How exciting to get the painting under way. Your dribble bibs are cute. A handy gift to have on hand. Good luck with the African violets. I drowned some last year. I may try again with water well pots. Mum used to grow over ones.

Jennifer said...

Fingers crossed on the African violets, I have never been ale to grow them! It will be nice to have a fresh new look for your sewing space - should give you plenty of room to display quilts.

Maria said...

It will be a love.y bright room to work in Fiona.
Lovely Blockheads block.. can't believe how far you've gotten with MSW . Looks great.
Such cute bibs.....

Maria said...

P.S Good luck with the African Violets.. they're a very pretty plant.

Helen said...

Lovely and bright will make a nice change,love your African violets, hope they take. Lovely bibs.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You got lots done while supervising!! Your small world is really coming along! xx

kiwikid said...

Good to see you are supervising while sewing away there!! 😆 bibs are really cute, so many lovely projects under way. Good luck with the African violets.

Chantal said...

Good luck with the moving back in. It always energizes me when a room is freshly painted and I move things back in. I usually change everything around. Nothing goes back in the same spot. Every time I think that the new room is better than the one before. lol Enjoy! ;^)

Cheryll said...

You will be so inspired by the fresh coat of paint. I’ve struck violets that way so just be patient...xox

Lin said...

Your workroom is going to be lovely and bright. No time wasted while decorating in progress - nice blocks and bibs. Hope your leaves become plants. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

You will be all fresh ready for spring. Lovely work. African violets always remind me of my Nan. She always was gifting herself leaves to strike and was very successful xx

Chrissie said...

I´m sure you will feel quite inspired in your newly painted room. Love the bibs. Good luck with your violets, I love doing things like that, xcx

Anthea said...

Oh lovely new fresh paint Fiona... exciting! Then you can have fun re-decorating the room when you move back in.
I hope your cuttings take on... I'm no Green Thumb but always like to see the efforts of others with better success.
x

Kathleen said...

African Violets are indoor plants here (Pacific Northwest) and easy to find. I envy all your beautiful outdoor colorful plants.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Yay for brightness - let there be light! Your block is so pretty, and I simply adore My Small World! That vintage fabric for the bibs is incredibly sweet, lucky baby.
Your African violet looks so much different than mine - mine are more compact - could it be the difference in sunshine? My grandmother used to have tons of them. We can still find them around here, they're quite popular. I think they should root just fine - how fun!

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