Sorry I didn’t get to a Finally Friday this week, but my gran ended up being taken into hospital on Friday afternoon after she had a funny turn in the morning (which she didn’t tell anyone about for about 7 hours!), and which rather threw the weekend. You’ll be pleased to know that she’s quite insistent that she’s fine, and that she doesn’t need to be there, but as she ended up coming in as the weekend started, they haven’t been able to hook her up to all the monitors that they want to, so it’ll be Tuesday afternoon at the earliest that she’ll get to escape.
Anyway, I have managed to complete a few things:
Firstly the zippered pouch (as voted for by you previously) for the tutorial I’ll be guest posting on Sew Happy Geek later this week. I’ve unashamedly dug out the Pips again :oD
Secondly, I got the first of my 2 October Bee Blocks finished – a girl in a dress for Piece Bee With You. I may possibly have gone a little OTT on my very first paper piecing pattern, and there were some bits gave me fits!
Firstly I split her down to head/neck, body and legs. I tackled the legs first, no bother. Then the body. Her dress bodice was fine, neck, straps and all, and then I came all unstuck on her arms and the white background next to it meeting the dress – ARGH! Suffice to say, they are not machine stitched to the skirt. They’re stitched, but by hand because I just couldn’t work it out! Had I been less ambitious with my odd shapes, it would have been easy enough, I see now, but c’est la vie! Finally her head. Well, I ended up having to cut the pattern down further, but it did all go nicely together – phew!
i LOVE your girl!!! really, she looks fantastic!
So happy to hear your Gran is okay and coming home shortly.
Dont wrinklies get stubborn! Grrrr! I didn't fall for the pips fabrics like some people did, but i do love the way you've used in the the little zippy bag!
That's a great block and I love Pips and Apples.
Hope gran feels better.
Like your little girl. Can't wait to see her completed.
She is adorable! & I love the fabric you used for the zipper pouch. So cute 🙂 Nice work!
That's such a cute pieced girl in red. Good job on the zippered bag too.
I like your zipper box!
Best wishes for you and your grandma
Wishing your granny feels better soon Katy…love your wee girl in her tartan dress. So cute and beautifully made.
Wow! Look at your paper piecing! That is just spectacular. What a cool bee you're in 🙂
I hope your granny is feeling better. Like that little pouch with pink zipper (great idea, I use it all the time ;)) and that girl is fantastic. Nice work!
Hope there's nothing seriously wrong with your grandmother and they free her on Tuesday. I love the little bag and the "Girl in the dress" block turned out great. I really love the facrics you've used. Have a great week. Hugs
hope gran is better soon! Your pouch looks fab and the block is absolutely awesome!
Hope all is well with your gran and that she's able to leave the hospital soon.
Your girl is absolutely amazing!! Love the pouch and will look for the tute.
I'm glad your grandma is doing well!
Your little girl looks fantastic! I love her stylized legs and pigtails. 🙂
She rocks Katy! I LOVE her!