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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Holidays, sunsets and stitches

I was one of the lucky few who received annual leave at my workplace this year, unfortunately illness does nt go on holidays at Christmas so most of us just work straight through.

We took advantage of this opportunity and joined friends at Soldiers Point,

Since the sun sets over the water here it makes for great sunsets and the photographer in me just can t miss a potential great photo. so most evenings I have been watching the sun go down through a camera lens






This photo was taken looking over the Marina, where the big boys keep their toys





Taken from sunset beach late December 2013





Taken last night

Since I ve had a bit of time on my hands, I ve been catching up on my reading and researching a new passion and I ve finally made a start on the 4th month blocks from Somerset patchwork in the Merrimack Quilt






These are the block I needed to make, four of the small ones ( bottom right) and four of the larger ones





I've been busy and have completed the four small blocks





I've really enjoyed the needle turn appliqué and these blocks were pretty quick to create





Yesterday I started the first of my large blocks. Since I only have three days left here I am pretty confident I won t finish all four before I get home, but that's ok as I have a heap of my favourite soapie recorded so will have a good excuse to sit and sew.

At this point you are probably thinking hold on we have nt seen month two and three of merrimack well that's because they are still definite WIP s month two is not even half way done and month three is close but not quite finished.

I have to confess here that I feel a lot of frustration about the small amount of time I have to dedicate to sewing and was feeling quite down in the chops that I fell so far behind with Merrimack. But I am working hard at convincing myself that it s all about the journey of making the quilt and the experiences each quilt brings rather then the increasing size of the pile of quilts I have completed. Most days it works.....lol

" I hope your hands are working on a project that you love "

Ciao

Googy girl


7 comments:

shez said...

Lovely pics Trisha and I love your project.xx

Susan said...

Your photos make me wish I was on holidays at the beach too. Hope you've had a restful break. Your blocks are looking great, and you're absolutely right about the journey of your quilt. Especially with a project like Merrimack, it takes so long that you miss it when it's over. Just enjoy every stitch, I am always happy to see your progress.

jfoster8 said...

Happy New Year Trish......love the holiday snaps

Chookyblue...... said...

have a holiday for me...........it's as close an I will get to one...........nice pics........nice stitching.........

Fiona said...

lovely to have a break and also get some of your pretty sewing done... it is looking lovely..... I hope you find lots of time for stitching...even if you can squeeze in 10 minutes each day you will love it...
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Enjoy the beach Trish and also the journey of making your beautiful quilt!

Jenny said...

What very good advice . It's all about the journey . Love the sunset pics..enjoy