I'm a sucker for a block of the month and the circle game from Amitie is one that had such an eclectic mix of fabrics that I had to join in even though the blocks are hand pieced. I'm a bit crap at hand piecing but that doesn't stop me from trying to improve. Hand piecing with Crispy is my lifesaver.
Lets just say that after piecing this far, it was going to look like a bra in the middle and drastic action needed to be taken to save the block. I did check the templates afterwards and they were off maybe because of photocopying distortion.
I drew a circle on freezer paper, ironed that to my hard pressing board, pinned the block and wet it down with a spray bottle. I pressed it damp and it saved the block although I'll need to resew some tucks.
In future, I'll check the hand drawn templates first.
There was no way I was going to be able to hand piece the circle in the middle so I resorted to applique. I have a few blocks to catch up yet.
I went shopping recently and I just love those big kitchen stores that are full of gadgets. Despite some protest from my significant other, I bought an aebleskiver pan. When are you going to use that he says. I'll make you some this weekend says I. I blame Lori and Anna for showing off their aebleskivers every Christmas. They taste like pancakes in case you haven't tried them.
I had fun trying to make nice round balls but I got it by the last batch. With Maple syrup and icing sugar, they were delicious and the hole in the middle was the best part. Kids would love these. As for DH, he loved them a lot.
This critter has come back after an absence of months. I think it's a female Opossum, there seems to be a full pouch so there could be a baby. It comes up the back steps and sits in the porch or on top of the broom cupboard out there. Last night I went outside and it gave me a fright up on the cupboard making meowing noises. The darn things are protected so we can't relocate it as they can end up as roadkill trying to get back. The only reason we made a possum box for it was to keep it out of the roof cavity, now it acts like a pet.