It’s a sunny Tuesday afternoon and I just simply felt like writing a blog post…
About nothing really… I have no clear objective of what I want to write or share with you.
Just procrastinate really.
Who knows what I write about in the next few paragraphs will actually be worth reading! 🙂
Hmm… So what can I write about…?
Oh, I know! My new tutorial that came out over the weekend!
The X Plus Block!
Ooo, what a goodie of a block! Super simple. Quick. Brilliantly effective!
I had never made this block before doing this tutorial. I wish I had because it was so much easier to piece together than I though it would be. True that looks can be deceiving!
If you’re keen on making it, here’s how to it!
MEASUREMENT & CUTTING INFO:
From one main fabric cut,
x4: 4.5″ squares (mint)
From a background fabric cut,
x8: 2.5″ squares (white)
From a second main fabric cut,
x1: 2.5″x6.5″ rectangle (blue spot)
x2: 2.5″ squares (blue spot)
From a contrasting fabric cut,
x4: 2.5″ squares (mustard)
FINAL BLOCK SIZE: 10.5″ x10.5″ square
I’m planning for the month of May to do the same type of thing I did in September last year where I wrote/published a blog post everyday.
I’m calling it: Everyday May!
Over the past few months it’s really been weighing on my mind how much I’ve neglected my blog this year! (I think I can literally count on two hands how many posts I’ve written this year! Eek!) I have so much respect and love for my little space here… It’s where I first found the guts to share my quilting (My life. My inner thoughts. My dreams. My passions.) and to venture out of my little bubble and connect with other like-minded people!
So I really want to try again and dedicate my time and efforts in May to making my blog a loved and cherished one again!
Now, a shout out to you guys: Is there anything you would like me to write about, share, teach – anything! – with you during May? Let me know your thoughts, requests and/or ideas in the comments section below and I’ll get brainstorming on how to incorporate them into my daily posts!
TBH, I am a little worried I might be taking on too much… What with my Floristry course (you’d be surprised at just how much paper work is involved in a practical/hands-on course! Gah!!), getting content made for my YouTube channel (I always love that challenge!!) and then living my usual quiet life in-between! Oh, why am I complaining…? Life is good at the moment and I’m so grateful for what I have no matter how busy or crazy or intense or stressful it all seems to be! 🙂
Ooo, and another thing!
Here are a few things that I’ve been loving recently!
(Think of it as a mid-month favourites video but in writing!)
Music: The Japanese House
Oh lordy are these EPs beautiful to listen to! So relaxing. Down to earth. Calming alternative.
I was listening to these guys all throughout editing my recent Sewing Room Tour video as well as the tutorial above.
This one is my favourite to listen to – I always put it on play first! It’s called ‘Letter by the Water’.
Geek: Disney Tsum Tsums!
I can’t help but simply do one of those inner squeals when I see these little guys! They’re just too stinkin’ cute! (I’m such a sucker for these types of things!)
I bought a few of the mini plushies from Target (Australia doesn’t have a Disney Store! Boo!) and of course Buzz had to be the first one in my collection! Since then I’ve begun collecting the little lucky-dip keyring packs they sell (similar concept to the LEGO mini figurine packs) as well as become terribly addicted to this app! Oh dear!
TV: Bargain Hunt!
Now this show has been a staple in our house for a good few years now! I find it so entertaining and I absolutely love the charisma of the host, Tim Wonnacott! (Although I’ve read that he’s only recently left the show! Oh no!)
It’s on every night at 6.30pm and like the granny I am, I get comfy on the lounge with a quilt, a hot cup of tea and a keen eagerness to see some bargain hunting!
I also just love seeing all the beautiful shots of the English country side and dreaming of the day I get to experience it all my self! (If you didn’t know, I’m a true Anglophile at heart!)
Surely I’m not the only one who loves watching…??
Gold star to you if you got this far in reading this post! I really wasn’t all that sure if what I was to write about was worth reading at all! 😀
But alas, I think I’ve procrastinated enough for the afternoon.
Thanks for your company!