It has been pouring rain where I live. I half expect instead of one more warning from the weather service that our area is in danger of flooding, the next notice I get will be to pack my things and board Noah's Ark. The good news is, this series of storms may signify the end of the drought we have been experiencing, and that perhaps our reservoirs will once again be at full capacity. The other good thing is, it is way too nasty to go out, so I have spent the past few days inside sewing.
The blocks you see above are my latest project, Penny Pincher, a pattern by Primitive Gatherings. The fabric line is also by Primitive Gatherings and is called Miniature Gatherings. All small scale prints in saturated colors that I find so warm and cozy. The block is a simple Square in Square Block. Well, I say it is simple, but it really is a block that takes a good deal of care in construction. I am trimming after each round and my blocks have been coming out a consistent 7 1/2 inches.
I have made my Fit to Be Square ruler work better for me by marking my 7 1/2 inch lines with pink tape. I now can use both the diagonal lines as well as the unmarked solid lines on the sides. I have not had to trim much from the blocks, thank goodness, but I am taking care to get the block well centered as well as squared up.
While I sew, I have been listening to an audio book called Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. It is set in the 1820s in Iceland of all places, and concerns a condemned murderess who is being held at a family's farm until the date of her execution. Actually based on a true story which is chilling. It's pretty depressing, to tell you the truth, although the writing is good.
Speaking of depressing, my husband and I went to the movies to see Manchester By the Sea starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. Don't get me wrong, it was an excellent movie, and the acting, the scene direction, everything about it was so well done. I am sure it will be up for multiple Academy Award nominations. But sad? Omg. At the end you are left staring at the screen thinking, "But wait. No, go back. We aren't done here". I've been thinking about the story and the characters since I saw it, which in my book, is the sign of a really good movie. It stays with you for sure.
Hope you had a good weekend and didn't get too much "weather".