Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February Finishes

Can you believe we are into March already?! Where did the two first months of the year go?? 
I haven't done a lot of sewing lately, it is too hot and too humid. OK, I promise; I'm not going to say more about that, except that the last days have been bearable. It's cloudy, thunderstorms and it has cooled down a bit. 

I have a few finishes for February 

If you read this post earlier this month, I was working on an Easter lilies table runner.
It's finished! 

A set of two placemats. Love this fabric line, beautiful summer placemats for the porch.

A nurse mug rug I finished long time ago, but since the photos didn't turn out as I wanted them, I had to retake some of them. 

A couple of Easter Egg mug rugs

A custom order popped in just before the weekend

... two 'plain' mug rugs - 8 x 11 inch - to a repeat buyer in the US.
Thank you Karen! 

I'm currently working on some Easter placemats. The 'plan' was to add the binding today. It's noon and I haven't touched the sewing machine! Not a surprise; me and plans don't work together, that's a fact! :)

I usually buy batting from Hancocks when they offer 20% off site wide. I ordered two 'Queen' bats at the end of December and I finally got it a few days ago (February 24)! It took 7 days before it was shipped, it took exactly 4 weeks to land in Mauritius, 7 days at the custom before I got the notice to pick it up at the custom. We don't go to custom if we don't have too, we get the package sent to our local PO. That again took another 7 days! I have received other packages from the US this year that have not gone through custom and it seems to me packages take longer time compared to last year, why is that? Perhaps there are more check points? Doesn't really matter, the most important is the packages find their way to this tiny fly shit in the middle of nowhere! :) (That's hubby's words!) 

Wishing you all a happy and creative March! 


Karen S said...

Lovely finish on the Easter lilies. Very much reminding me of Spring.
Great sewing all round.
That is a very long wait for parcels to arrive. It makes it very difficult to plan ahead.

ria vogelzang said...

Hi Astrid, on your beautiful little island on our special earth! :D
I'm thankfull to be back in blogland again and read all of the adventures written here!
Love your placemats!
So glad you finally got your batting! Must be tiresome to wait for something that long!
Love from my tiny country (the Netherlands),