Well I tried very hard, but I couldn't resist the free BOM on Dawn Hay's blog, 'As Sweet As Cinnamon'. I know the BOM is finished, and the blocks were supposed to be sewn for Christmas, but I have got eleven months to do it, right? I am always behind, 'like the coo's tail!' I love hexagons, especially small ones, and I really enjoy tacking the papers to the material. It is so relaxing. This time, however, I used a different technique. I used a glue stick, to stick the paper to the material and then tiny dots of Roxanne's Glue Baste It, to turn down the material. I did not put any Baste It glue on the paper, only glued the material to itself. The hexagons are made into florettes, these are appliqued to a background fabric and then embroidered. As I knew I would be using a blue washable pen to mark the embroidery design, and the whole thing would have to be washed, I had no reservations about using the glue. I will give you updates, as I progress.
Because I left the post about the giveaway subscription up for so long, to give everybody a chance at winning, I did not show you the pictures of our snow in December. I know some of you will laugh, as it is not very deep, but for our island it lasted way longer than usual. The road men did a wonderful job keeping the roads clear, and one morning I saw the lorry pass just after 6am, so 'Well Done!' to them. Mr D and I went a walk one beautiful day and here are some of the pics.
The beginnings of a beautiful sunrise.
Our house from the side of the bay. There are two walls and a road between us and the front of the bay, so you can't see the snow.
The edges of the bay have frozen, and if it was not tidal, the whole bay would have been frozen over!
That is our house on the left of the picture with the frozen bay in the foreground.
Walking on the headland.
Where the bay met the land. The tide is pulling the ice away. Now I know how the Titanic felt!!
When we got to the top of the headland we saw...
I tried to get better pictures, but the seals kept on putting their heads down, as I clicked!
Hope you enjoyed our snow!!
Till next time.