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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Snow joke

We're got some white stuff here and made 2 wee snowman!

I've manged to get around to making my blocks for hipbees and due to work and illness have found the time now!! I'm very sorry to all that haven't received them but photos are on Flickr now and they're ready to be posted on Monday!!

I'm very proud of these as I took the time to do them and I've learnt a lot from doing them! The wonky star block seemed simple at the outset but when I started to make the wee star it all went wrong but I was able to salvage it and make a lovely block!

Collette asked for D9P and although she didn't want it symmetrical that's how it turned out! And Catherine wanted a hst block and this took a lot of time and patience and I have been feeling a bit stressed recently but doing this block was very therapeutic and has got my creative juices flowing again when I was thinking of hanging up the boots so to speak! I really have to say thank you so much to di@ willowbeck for her encouragement and thanks to all the hipbees for being patient!!

I've changed the name of my blog slightly to 'sew thrifty fi' as that's what I've become in recent months! We're making meal planners... Using left overs and trying not to call on local takeaways for dinner!! So far we're doing well! This week we've tried out 2 new recipes and this includes a 'minced garlic and brown sugar slow cooker chicken' and a lasagne made the usual way but instead of bethamel sauce you use cottage cheese! Last night we used left over chilli from freezer and an old tikka masala from freezer to make up burritos and they were yummy!,..

I am ok with my toddler watching tv but I don't want her to get to her 30's and only discover her creative streak then (like her mummy) so this is her playing with play dough!

Now I need a sewing project... Anyone any ideas??

bye for now

Keep warm in that cold weather

Fi x


  1. Smashing blocks Fi! You did well to catch up on them all this week. Lovely to see you engendering creativity in the next generation. Looks like she having lots of fun.

  2. Well done for getting 3 very different blocks done. I still habe 2 of my lynne bob blocks to finish-better get a move on!

  3. I like your name change. Woo Hoo & well done with getting the blocks completed. They are all beautiful and yet so different. Wait til February as my plan will get your creative juices flowing (wink, wink). Di x

  4. Ps. Your daughter is just so cute. ;)

  5. Love the name change! And well done on getting those blocks done so beautifully! We didn't get enough snow to make a snow-dwarf let alone a snowman! Jxo

  6. Your bee blocks are fabulous. I'm sure everyone will agree they're worth the wait. We all find life gets in the way from time to time and it's meant to be fun not stressy isn't it? I like the name change. Really into being thrifty myself at the moment.

  7. Your blocks are awesome and I love the symmetry! I just wanted people to have fun with it and make it the way they wanted too. I view this quilt as having a little bit of everyone from the bee in it! Love your wee girl playing with the playdough too! My two watch way too much telly but quite often they choose to turn it off now and go do something creative. Especially my wee girl! Awesome snowmen and your HST block is amazing! xxxxx

  8. Oh these pics are amazing!! I love the cheeky leopard print in there!