Another week gone by and another Wednesday to share in What's On Your Workdesk Wesdneday fun - more details can be found on Julia's blog. I am sharing the fabrics that I have chosen for the second of the Sugar Blocks. I've been putting this block off for a while, not sure why but I need to get it done as I'm supposed to be putting the completed block on my blog on the last Friday of each month. I've printed off the templates required for the paper piecing and the instructions which I think I will need to read through more than once to make sure I get it right so hopefully before I go out this evening I will have made a start on it. In the corner you can just see part of last months block and I thought I would carry over one of the fabrics from the previous block so this time I've chosen the pale spotted fabric in the very corners of the first block. I'm going to match this up with the darker floral/vine fabric. Fingers crossed the combination will look ok.
Carrying on with the photo prompts - Saturday's prompt was PERFECT. Well Saturday was a perfect day spent with like minded friends on a sunny day at the Crocadon. While we were there a man had three of his birds of prey that he uses for falconry and they were PERFECT examples of birds designed for hunting. I can't remember the proper name of this bird but he looked very handsome sat on his wooden block for everyone to see. The other two birds were just as beautiful but I couldn't get a good enough photo of them to show partly because there were other people around and partly (and I'm not complaining) but the sun was shining so brightly on that day.
Sunday's prompt was IN YOUR HAND. While at the Crocadon I bought some lovely Lavender and Hemp balm for my hands. In the winter I suffer with very dry fingers and the skin can get quite rough which can be very frustrating when sewing or knitting as it catches and pulls the threads. The number of times I have had to re-thread a needle because of this is far too many to count. The balm not only smells gorgeous it is doing a first class job of keeping my fingers nice and smooth which means a few more stitches are getting put into my needlework every day. When I first started using it I thought it would be greasy but it's not and I am so impressed with it I have decided to order some of their handmade soaps to see if that will also help.