Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Paprika Piecing

My latest piecing is some pre cut 5" squares which came from my favourite Ebay fabric source Land of Oz Fabric Treasures.  I've had this fabric a while and pulled it out to practice piecing on the Horizon.  I am getting precise points with this machine almost all the time, it is such a pleasure to sew on.
At the end of term surplus school tables were being given away and I picked up two.  They are a few inches lower than my sewing cabinet and it has made a great difference to the comfort factor.  I don't have to stand up to see the top of the machine or to rethread.  There is plenty of table to the left and behind the machine to support a quilt so there's no drag when I'm sewing.  Not the prettiest addtion to our furniture, but its functionality far outweighs that.
Paul and I are heading south tomorrow, staying overnight in Maidstone, Kent and I have a Macular Disease Society Volunteer Speaker training day in Ashford on Friday.  Paul is visiting a World War Aviation museum.  Friday night we are staying near Eastbourne, then Saturday picking up Tim and his belongings from Brighton.  He's coming home for a couple of weeks holiday before returning to his job in Brighton and his third year at Brighton university.  It'll be nice to spend some time with him, we've only seen him for a couple of days since Christmas when we went down there at Easter.  Hope the weather picks up for us, it's raining this morning.

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