Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Today my mission is to find a pattern for a Mariner's Star.
Tomorrow in Patchwork Class I am getting a lesson in Paper Piecing using Freezer Paper.
I'm quite excited about it as it's something I've never tried before.

There's a couple of ladies doing this in the class right now it looks complicated, but interesting.  It's a technique used to get perfect points in complicated patterns.

So... Pinterest here I come!  And when I find the pattern I want to use, I shall get it enlarged at Warehouse Stationary, ready for class tomorrow.

I've found a couple I like already:

And I may even use one of them yet.

edit:  TOOK a lot of stuff off here from yesterday and today.

From now on I will be using PEPSI again to vent.


Right, enough of the annoying topic.  I'm going to have a good day.  Sewing.  Reading a few blogs.  Whatever takes me fancy.


I got on the treadmill.  It wasn't for long, or very fast.  But I got on it!

I have been reading blogs for 2 hours.  It makes me sad to see so many bloggers who I've been following for years give up blogging.  It's like losing a friend.  Sorta.
Cos cyber-land is fickle like that.  One minute you are like really good friends ... then NOTHING.  I try to not let it hurt.

I think that's why I don't pull the plug on my blog, cos it might upset a few people?
Sometimes it's tempting though.

DEE: Thanks for that, off to have a look-see.

So, I've found a very simple star pattern, and will tinker with it once I start it I think. The basic star is a start eh?

So now I'm off to get it upsized a bit.  Back later.

Got it upsized, got Freezer Paper, ready for tomorrow.

Another day where I seriously want to stop blogging.  What's the point?  My Mum says that all the time ...

Well... I've worked out what fabrics to use for the Mariner's Star tomorrow.  
And I've just put a vegetable quiche in the oven for dinner.  It's one way to get veges into the family!

Sadly lacking in energy, motivation, enthusiasm for anything right now.  New low I suppose.

Been some tears tonight, and some decisions almost made that would have been hard to fix.
But, Stew and I talked and are united finally on how to deal with certain issues.

Feeling really tearful, but will be OK by the time I sleep on it, and let my feelings settle down.

End of Day:  a bit of a shit day actually... but I suppose we all have them.
nite nite


  1. have some great block patterns Chris They are rated by pins as to how hard they are and there are some paper pieced patterns too

  2. I like the second quilt.
    Vent away Chris - wherever it suits you and about whatever you want - they are your blogs and you have the right to say what you want. If someone doesn't like what you are saying - they are welcome to click off your page.
    Take care !

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  4. Penny3:11 PM

    I'm with Me above - your blog, your story. But if it is too stressful, don't feel you have to just for us. You would be missed but it is your life. Penny

  5. You enjoy sharing your family and life. I for one enjoy reading about you and your family and would miss you. Use Pepsi to vent - thats what it's there for. Good on you for getting on the treadmill, it'll help reduce stress.

  6. I just read your comment on my blog and feel all special! I am not the most interesting blogger so I appreciate you reading lol .... Well done on the treadmill :) baby steps and you will get there x

  7. Bloody blogger!!!! It keeps eating my comments. You are in my thoughts even though I haven't blogged for a while. I do keep up with yours and try and leave comments when it will let me. This is my third try today. :) xx

  8. I love the first quilt, but the basic star pattern is striking.. I love quiche bad sadly it doesn't love me (its the eggs).

  9. Blogger eats my comments on Chris' blog as well! I usually type it somewhere then cut and paste here! Not sure why it only happens on this blog.

  10. I do understand what you mean about the blogging, we seemed to have a great community going supporting each other etc., As you know my life changed drastically and I just found it really hard to be honest and keep blogging especially when I felt I could drag people down when I was going through rough patches. So I gave up - still your friend though! And I catch up most days with you, but guilty about not leaving comments. Thinking of you though! xx

  11. Anonymous2:12 PM

    ((((hugs)))) like the star.

  12. I'm still trying to keep up on my blog but my kid keeps hogging the dang computer!


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