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Travelling Pic Stitch Blog Hop

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Today is my day. It’s all been a bit of a stretch. We had my son’s confirmation today with all the ensuing hullabaloo and last night when I should have been sewing my EPP I was actually on the garage floor wrestling with the wheels on my car and putting the winter snow wheels on because a bilzzard had hit and we had 6 inches of snow and my husband was just out of the hospital after surgery, so it was left to my 13 year old and I. So there’s a little less to show you than I had hoped…but hey ho…sometimes life just gets in the way. It happens to the best of us from time to time, right?

I finally chose the sunrise palette – it was the one most of you preferred this week and well, when it came down to it I just liked the colours better.

So here it is….the view from my window on an autumn morning last week – looking out towards the Zurich Oberland and I guess eventually Lake Constance and Germany!

Using this palette I pulled out these fabrics – realizing as I did so that I’m really not a brown person and the burgundy/browny shade was seriously lacking in my giant stash!

The EPP pattern I chose was really simple – 60 degree diamonds put together to make 6-pointed stars. One day when I have time (wonder when that will be!) I’m going to make this in Liberty tana lawn. I discovered that I can manage to be seriously inaccurate when cutting out the paper pieces. I now see why people buy pre-cut papers – it’s a seriously good idea!

So far I only have one block done, but who knows what I might manage this evening infront of the TV! I love this block though – it’s simple but I have a thing about stars and it goes together pretty quickly. It’s one of those cold winter night infront of a log fire blocks….

Until tomorrow!

You might want to check out tomorow’s stop on the blog hop – Plum and Jane

Helen

 

 

12 Responses to “Travelling Pic Stitch Blog Hop”

  1. Catherine Says:

    I remember helping my dad put snow chains on in France a few years ago: we were outside in the heavy snowfall: what a palava!!
    Loving the epp so far. Hope your husband is felling a bit better now

  2. Flying Blind Says:

    Oh man, snow chains already!
    Best laid plans, but the block looks sweet x

  3. Diane Neale Says:

    Yeh, you made it. Love it in one colour.
    Hope all is well at home.
    Xx

  4. diane stanley Says:

    I think I want to try diamonds next. I hope things settle in your house soon. How long will your husband be layed up?

  5. Martha Says:

    What a beautiful view. I love the sunset! I hope things get better. Your blue block is looking pretty good.

  6. pippa Says:

    beautiful view, love the block too, nice easy EPP šŸ™‚ hope your dh recovers soon, can imagine the grief of putting snow chains on.
    After living here so long, I now do the french thing, on the first sign of snow on the forecast I do a huge shop, bulk buy milk, bread, flour, dog/cat food and then I refuse to drive, DH gets the kids to school in the landrover and goes on emergency supply drives. Was thinking about snow socks though

  7. Elisabeth Says:

    I’m glad to hear that your husband made it out of hospital in time for your son’s confirmation.
    Love the EPP. I was thinking of making stars like that for a Christmas cushion.

  8. laura Says:

    Lovely photo! You have had a busy time of it!!! We are in sunny Las Vegas! šŸ™‚

  9. wendy Says:

    It is a pretty block and such a lovely colour.

  10. Catherine @ Knotted Cotton Says:

    I love the palette you have chosen and look forward to seeing what you do with your pretty block.

  11. Annabella Says:

    Lovely palette Helen and I really have to get on with my EPP for the hop!

  12. Katy Says:

    Bugger the snow, but lovely pic an block šŸ™‚