......... potatoes? On Sunday afternoon, I settled down to watch The Martian, while I did some hand sewing. A large part of the story revolves around the main character, Mark, growing potatoes, after he has been left behind on Mars. I was interested in this part of the story, as Albert Bartlett, from my home town of Airdrie, gave technical advice on growing potatoes
I did some quilting on my hexies
but then decided that I ought to get on with Mrs Billings
Malcolm made sure I had enough energy for all the sewing I was doing
and after The Martian finished, the Minions made sure I kept on stitching!
so here is the latest progress on Mrs B, after another session this afternoon (Meredithe and Sue, please stop sniggering!)
I finished stitching this small hexie border in place
and pinned this one in place
I stitched together all the hexies for the other two borders, and pinned them on
next, I looked out a pile of scrappy pieces ......... as you can see, the sun was shining brightly through the velux on to the table. I also got out the acrylic template and some tiny paper diamonds
the first batch of diamonds cut out
and stitched over the papers
the diamonds stitched together and pinned on one of the big hexies
the little ears will be tucked in when I stitch the diamonds in place
the second lot pinned in place - and now you can see the little oops. I hadn't paid attention, and used the same fabric for the first diamonds as the neighbouring hexie, so I will have to do another one
to finish - in the garden this afternoon, I noticed this little tree was looking a bit bare ......
........ yes, the dreaded caterpillars have returned!