Just before we decided to go away last week, I had just started on my granny square quilt. I managed to piece together 5 of the 20 blocks before we left last Wednesday, leaving me with 15 more to do when we got home.
It took me a couple of days to recuperate and unwind from our whirlwind mini vacation before I picked them up again because I’m finding that I still tire easily.
While I was piecing together more granny squares, my 5 year old Rowenta mini iron died. I guess she decided that she’d had enough and this last tumble from my ironing board would be her last swan dive. Sadly, she will be making her way to the great iron graveyard in the sky on our next trash day. *sigh*
I really liked her. We were best buddies and she served me well.
I knew that this was eventually going to happen because in her 5 years of service, I think that she must have gone for at least 20 or so tumbles from my ironing board as a result of me tripping over her cord. RIP, dear friend.
On one of my shopping excursions, I did manage to pick up a ‘spare’ while it was on sale…just in case.
Well, ‘just in case’ happened yesterday. She refused to start up again after landing on the floor one last time so I dug through my supply cupboard and pulled out her shiny new replacement.
Pretty snazzy, huh? Works like a charm and I promised her that I would try to be more careful and try not to trip over her cord.
Over the past two days, I’ve been busy piecing the remaining 15 blocks. With Frankie’s help, I finished the last 3 this morning.
He then inspected them and gave his
paw seal of approval.
Then we trimmed them to size.
He’s quite pleased that I went with his suggestion to use the 1930’s feedsack prints.
Don’t they just make you smile?
So fresh, bright and cheery. My Grandma would have loved this fabric. I recall some of her house dresses being made from similar fabric.
Next comes the fun part of piecing it all together.
Frankie and I will try to get the sashing and cornerstones cut out this evening.
Of course mine is going to be a little different from the original because it seems like I always have to change a little something.
Now tell me, don’t you do the same?