Sunday, 18 March 2012

Like a hole in the head

I need a new hobby like a hole in the head. Nonetheless, I have become obsessed with the idea of a quilt. This idea becomes even more insane when you realise that the purpose of said quilt will be to go over the back of a sofa in my craft room (which I don't - yet - have) in a house that we have not yet found, let alone bought. However, the knitting mojo is a little lacking at the moment (not really feeling the love of socks or shawls - my usual staples - at the moment). Also, I've realise I have a problem with colour; I can't make all garments in shades of blue, grey and possibly mauve. I have a hope that quilting will help.

So yesterday, I tidied my desk. It now looks like this. I also sorted out the drawers and now have one that looks like this.

You will note the rotary cutter. I have previously found this difficult to use and couldn't cut straight with it. However, browsing websites, I discovered that there's a difference between left handed and right handed rotary cutters. Yesterday, I discovered that mine can be set up either way. Having switched to left handed, I then had a play with some scraps - and, joy, it worked. Who'd a thunk it?!

So, next weekend, there will be a trip to the quilting shop ...

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Who'da thought

Well I never. There's a Blogger App. It should have been obvious, but I always forget how fast technology is moving. The fact that I can't easily blog from my iPhone one day should make it obvious that there'll be an App to help the next.

On that basis, I really have no excuse not to blog more often - the phone goes just about everywhere with me, it will take the necessary photos (no piccies with this post though - my rather untidy bedroom does not need to go on public display) and it appears to be pretty straightforward. Clearly, if I want to blog pictures taken on my proper camera, it will have to be via Mildred but this will work for many things.

In other news, no pancakes for me today. And how do people find time to make pancakes before work?