After the family left today I dashed into the sewing room to do a Japanese block for my up-coming sashiko quilt.
It was a struggle due to the @@##$$! cream fabric which was a monstrosity. A very open weave fabric which, of course, had a propensity to fray badly and stretch out of shape. I bought this fabric because the osnaburg fabric I was originally going to use was too open weave. I should have saved my money!! Next time I will back the fabric with some special interfacing I bought recently so I could use the osnaburg. I sure was doing my block!! Don’t think I will use this block in the quilt.
The block called Yamato kasuri igeta comes from this fabulous book which I love – author, Susan Briscoe. I plan to do many more blocks and sashiko pieces from this book.
Family snaps from today. Our daughter, Bonnie, visited for the weekend from Brisbane.
(Left) Bonnie with Dad who is out of hospital now and feeling much, much better.
(Middle) Gorgeous Bonnie in the squatters chair.
(Right) Bonnie and Lilian on the swing Grandad made for her.
A beautiful Autumn day here today with warm sunshine and just a hint of crispness in the air.