I did however break out a new (well, had it ages but not used it) toy to make two more blocks for a stalled project.
It is a "Sew Straight Seam Guide" by Quilt in a Day. It is designed to sew a 1/4" diagonal seam without drawing a guide line. Got it out - read the instructions and then decided to go old school and use a pencil and ruler, as all the other blocks had been made this way and I did not want any deviation in measurement at this point!.
Between the renovations we had a short trip to Tenby in South Wales.
A 4 1/2hour trip on one of the hottest days of the year with no AC in the car (needs fixing - just no time to leave the car at the garage!) was not the most pleasant, but as we crossed the Severn Bridge we knew we only had about an hour left.
|the view from our room|
A lovely church
We have have indulged in some local yummies
|from the gardens near the museum|
It was a lovely morning spent wandering around. The house originally stood in its own grounds with a large productive garden and a clear view across the busy trading port, but now many other buildings have been squeezed in and there is only a small courtyard garden and no sea view!
Anyway, back home it was time for the Mini Mania Challenge June reveal.
This month we were only to use 1 1/2" strips to create 4 or more blocks.
A quick design was scribbled out
But I think that the July Challenge will take a bit more time - New York Beauty is on the Agenda!
All the family were staying with is for a few days and we headed over to see what Grafham Water had to offer - it is only a couple of miles from DD's new house.
Apart from miles of cycle and walking paths, a water-sport and cycling centre and a good coffee shop - there was a very nice sandpit playground, which all of the kids enjoyed!!!!
|who needs a posh pool! 😂|
|how did I manage that?!!!💪💪💪|