Oh man, what a couple of weeks! So last week was kind of the culmination of the not sleeping and then a reaction to the stuff I took to try and help me sleep, then having finally got back on my feet and a good 6 1/2 hours sleep one night, then I ended up being told at 4pm last Wednesday that I had to go to Weybridge for a meeting on Thursday with a colleague who was afraid of flying, so we’d need to do it all by train (she’d had a lot more notice, I was a last minute stand in for someone else who was off sick!) That meant leaving at 5 am and getting home about midnight, so bang went a good night’s sleep then! It’s taken a few days, but I think I might have cracked it again…
As a reward for my journey to the ends of the earth and some other extra hours I’ve had to do, I get this Friday and Monday back as TOIL, so I hope to get back on an even keel then – I also get to play with my Killearn friends on Saturday (wedding season has seriously disrupted our summer room bookings!) so that should help.
Finishes This Week:
You’re having a giraffe!
In Progress This Week:
I sewed a crap ton of HSTs for a quilt I’m working on – the good news is that with my handy Clearly Perfect Angles and Clearly Perfect Trimmer, I got things done a lot quicker than the more traditional, draw a line and then trim round all 4 sides jobs, to the extent that I was getting 24 sewn, trimmed and pressed in under 30 minutes!
Here’s the 3 stages of HST with my handy tools (both available in the shop either individually or as a bundle)
Clearly Perfect Angles And Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers
The Clearly Perfect Angles and Slotted Trimmers are the perfect tools to help you sew accurate half square triangles with the minimum amount of work.
The Clearly Perfect Angles uses static to cling to the bed of your sewing machine and using the lines marked on the cling you can sew half square triangles using the following methods without having to draw a single line on your fabric:
To Be Worked On This Week:
- Adding the hanging sleeve to My Supersized Small World ready for FOQ
- Basting my Trinkets and Rainbows
- Putting those HSTs to good use
Hope you all have a fabulous week!