Thursday night was Thimblerries Club. I knew that so why did I drive home from work, come inside, close the blinds, turn on the heaters, turn on the tele, put on the kettle and turn on the computer BEFORE I realised I should have gone straight from work to the patchwork shop! DOH! Hurridly undid all of the above staying home preparations, grabbed my stuff and made my way across to where I should have been! I’m always at least 1/2 hour late because of my work hours but 1 hour 10 minutes was bad even for me – LOL!!! Oh lordy, my brain has been way too overloaded!!
We are up to Month 4 and I’m happy to say that I am actually completely up to date. Thse are the Month 3 blocks I got done at retreat last weekend…
The three 6″ “pink” blocks along the top are the balance of the blocks from Month 1. Month 1 had it’s own challenges but it is done now – it was a timing thing.
These are the fabrics and pattern for Month 4. I’m off to wash the fabric now and hopefully I can get it sewn this weekend as I have NO WORK for the WHOLE weekend – YAY!!!!!!!
This is the first year I’ve participated in Thimblerries Club and I’ve chosen to do the Traditional colourway. This month though I really really really wanted the light colourway, the two non-beige fabrics were beautiful. Just might have to treat myself to some of them just because they are there!
I am doing Thimbleberries Club through Harmony Quilts, in the next town 20km west. The shop is run by Trish & Tony (and Kimar, the cat person). They are lovely people and deserve a visit. Trish specialises in Thimblerries. As part of the Club, Trish awards “Thimblerrie Bucks” for things like finishing the month on time, bringing show & tell, etc. At the end of the year we can use our “bucks” to bid at auction at the Christmas break-up. A fun idea.
My gorgeous friend Rose made us all a “wallet” from Thimbleberries fabric for our “bucks” as a surprise present. This is the one I chose…
Rosie left it for us to choose our own fastener/button. Thank you Rosie very much.