Tuesday, 11 December 2012

a very foggy Tuesday

Well it's been a very cold week.On Monday and Tuesday we had a new boiler fitted,so no heating for 2 days.We have a gas fire,so wasn't too bad in the living room,but the rest of the house .....On Wednesday hooray....the plumbers finished and turned it on.....faulty.The engineer came out on Thursday and sorted it out.So at last we are nice and warm again.If its going to happen to anyone it's usually us...
Friday we helped our youngest daughter move house,oh I'm too old for this humping furniture about.
What a week.
I have been stitching ,these are the first 2 blocks of my pumpkin quilt.I decided I would try needle turn appliqué ,I wasn't sure and diddnt make up my mind untill I started to cut out the pieces .
So here they are stitched together.I really enjoyed making them,though it did take me a long time.

block 1

block 2

both together.

This is some pink I have started to cut for a friends granddaughter arriving in January.

Block 6.fat quarter shop mystery BOM.
all for now
Laura xx


  1. Oh I adore your pumpkin blocks, they're lovely! Have you turned under the edges of the applique? I must admit I always cheat and use steam a seam - it's so time consuming isn't it?

  2. wow you have been so busy,gorgeous blocks Laura.xx

  3. Very cute blocks Laurajane!! Very cute!! Hugs

  4. pumpkin blocks ? i have never seen any thing about those before they are very pretty

  5. Your pumpkin blocks are beautiful, well done with the needle turn!

  6. I am loving your blocks. they are so pretty.

  7. My gosh! I was tired just reading what you have been up to!! so much sewing and moving! I do like those pumpkin blocks. Pretty fabrics with the orange punctuated throughout - too cute! Glad you are warm again. Just heard it is going to be 36 degrees on Christmas day! Yuk - don't like the really hot Christmas days. 26 would be perfect!