Barb, and she has a wonderful tutorial here showing a great way to make these blocks which will end up being 3" finished squares. The idea is that we will each make everyone in the swap a pair of blocks. There were originally 24 of us in the swap, but we needed 25, so I said I'd go in twice - after all they're only small blocks aren't they - which means I need to make 100 blocks. No problem, they're only small aren't they? Then someone said why didn't we all make 4 blocks for each person. The majority thought that was a good idea, so now I have to make 200 blocks - but they're only small, aren't they! I have realised that it takes almost the same amount of time to make a block, whether it is a 3" or a 6" or even a 9" block. Next time I decide to volunteer for extra duties, please someone gag me so I can't say the words. Mind you, I love the blocks I'm making and think I am going to have a problem when it's time to send them off to Barb to be redistributed. So far, I have 110 made plus 16 almost made.
Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Yorkshire Modern Quilt Group that I belong to. Unfortunately, Scrappy couldn't make it this month. I was late, which meant there was no space on the table I usually sit at, so I joined the so-called "naughty table". Oh boy, I now know why it's called that - there was far more talking, joking, and most importantly, laughing than sewing going on round this table. As one other person said at one point, "I have just spent the last half-hour or so laughing instead of sewing". That summed up the day.
On the domestic front, Dad is now the proud owner of a shiny black mobility scooter. He bought it on Thursday, after checking that he was happy "driving" it and that I could dismantle it and get it into the car, and we had our first outing with it on Friday when he had optician and audiologist appointments. It all worked well, and will at least mean that he can now get out of the house rather than being stuck in all the time. Since he was ill, he has not recovered the strength in his legs and can barely walk now, so this will make a big difference to him.
After a few weeks of glorious weather, it's all changed this week and has gone to being wet quite often, windy most of the time and relatively cool all the time, with temperatures well below average.
So now, I think I'll take myself back to my sewing machine to make some more 9-patches.