Today it is raining. It is DH's birthday but we will celebrate it when we are in Norfolk. So, he has spent a lot of the day trying to sort out our account with Anglian Water (who seem to have increased our charges by 33%), and I have been sewing.
Firstly, chain piecing the final quarter of the blue and white quilt. I have realised that I have made a very elementary mistake with this piecing, hangs head in shame...
I didn't cut each strip to the correct length but rather joined them by eye and trimmed off the ends!
I know, I know...
I will have to quilt it to within an inch of its life to settle it down.
On the subject of mistakes and accidents - I was changing the foot on my machine recently when suddenly there was a pain and then blood pouring everywhere. Is your thread cutter anything like this?
Well I now know that within the plastic hook is a tiny razor-like blade that is not fixed in any way, it just sits in place. At some point, presumably when I was moving my machine, this little blade had jumped out of its slot and settled protruding from the machine and I cut my thumb on it!!
On a more positive note, I also started my journal quiltlet for June today. It's on a sort of life's a beach/getting back to normal theme using my favourite Japanese and batik fabrics (and keeping to my rules).