I still haven't really got my blogging mojo back: I really would rather be blogging at SLIKstitches, but still blogger ignore my communication attempts, so I have no idea what to do next :-(
I'm having a generally bleugh day anyway, as school have finally told me that although they have the funding, they are not going to extend my Extended Schools Co-Ordinator contract, so that leaves me with just three hours a week from September, so for the first time in about (gulp) 25 years I am actually looking at the vacancies section of the local papers. Until now I've been lucky enough to hear about a job that I wanted - at a time that I was ready to work those hours - and get it, so this is a whole new ball game!
Anyways, enough of the whinging ... I HAVE been sewing! I have pieced together some 8" squares to make an I-Spy quilt, just to have for when it's needed:
I have also taken this fairly simple flimsy,
and with the help of my little template
have turned it into this yummy Whirly Gig or Square Dance flimsey.
Annoyingly I did type out 90% of the instructions about a month ago ... and saved them on the old blog, but I think I can copy and paste so if you want them just let me know.
I have also been doing some lesson planning for Fun With Fabrics next weekend: The ladies asked for Stained Glass, and I had three methods in mind, so I have done samples using two methods and am half way through the third. I chose owls for the image, and wondered how best to display them
When I next checked in at Hadley's blog (Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle ... What does that mean?) I got inspiration, so here are two of my owls, just waiting for for number three. (Pink is created using the cut-away method, and Yellow is made using the fusible bias binding method. Red hasn't fully hatched yet, but will be made with the mosaic, or needle turn method)