Sunday, 17 November 2013

J is for Jump rope and Jacks: ABC BOW week 11

Oh look, I'm posting on time this week - don't go falling off your sewing chair in surprise. Just enjoy it for this week.  I'm having a little sewing time because Princess is with her Nana for a few hours and boy does that make life a lot calmer. The wee man, for all his babyness, isn't a patch on her for sucking up spare time. It is tough practising to be a prima donna, you know.

Anyway, to the task at hand. Here is my jump rope for this week. I didn't do the jacks block, because here Downunder we call jacks knucklebones and, well, I liked the texture of the rope!

I have no fabric around the outside again but at least I managed to finish all the stitching.  And, because I'm trying to be organised, I have traced the rest of the blocks. I used pencil. Now I'm more confident with my stitching, I'm pretty sure it won't show through. So that should help with stitching in the evening - it is hard to trace in the evening light, I find.

J is for jump rope

How are you getting on?  Has anyone done any of the text blocks?  I'm thinking of doing one again next week, so I can sew my top row together. 

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Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

These ABC blocks are so cute, Liz!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

DeborahGun said...

you make me laugh :-) Well done for getting another block done. I am just finishing off I and hope to get J done today as well - phew!!

Barb said...

Hi there, I'm one of those who doesnt have a flckr account, and have no idea how to upload the photos onto your blog!!
Would love to participate!!

Leonie said...

What a great wee block - loving all the original letter ideas in these blocks :)

Tiffany said...

Love the jump rope!! I actually finished j, k and l this weekend. I'm really enjoying embroidery and was trying to decide how possible it was to get this finished for my daughter for Christmas... She's really into letters right now (or ABCDs as she calls them). I bought the jubilee layer cake for fabric, but I'm thinking there's not enough variety in it, so I might need to go get some more. I still have to add all the fabric to my blocks, so I'm not sure if its possible to finish by Christmas!
Maybe I'll need to make a priority list like you did!

hydeeannsews said...

Good choice on the rope. I like its wiggly squigglyness! How exciting to be approaching a completed row!