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Mini Archie's May Furtle Around The Blogosphere

Archie The Wonder Dog

Hello!  I feel time may have just about returned to normal in May, it seems to have been about the right length?  Maybe a little longer than usual?  I mean obviously, the end of the month comes round quickly (or rather the day before the end of the month, which is when I generally write and schedule this post), but that's perfectly normal unless, of course, what the end of the month signifies is your pay packet arriving.  In that case, the end of the month arrives incredibly slowly because that's the rule.

I think that's enough of my tenuous grasp of the concept of time, let's see what I've done in May.

First up, I've finished the thirty-second LV scrappy trip block:

And I was getting low on LV squares so I've spent quite a while printing (using quilt stamps) and cutting out about twelve squares from each of the LV fabrics I've bought/been sent since I first cut out all the squares:

And I've got all four narrow border strips on the Summersville squares (in January 2017):

The next step is to cut the background strips for the embroidered blocks and the triangles to set the nine patches on point.  This is the background, which I bought (specifically for this project) from Stash Fabrics with an enormous gift voucher I won on Instagram in March 2017. Never let it be said that I move quickly...

And Mini Archie is taking time between hiding to keep up morale (mainly in the garden) to improve his balancing skills:

Did you make this tower just for I? Fankoo!

Linking up to the May Furtle 

If you're linking up, please add a link (one per person, please) to your blog post, which could contain: a mosaic of all you've made in the month, something you've made/started/worked on, a goal which you'd like to achieve in the next month (and then in next month's post you can reflect on that goal and set yourself another one - I find this particularly handy if I'm in the midst of a big project and finding the making of hundreds of blocks to be interminable), anything crafty you'd like to share. This isn't just for sewing or quilting, but is for all crafts so if you knit, make lace, make clothes, do anything which could come under the heading of 'craft', then please link up. Please visit the link immediately before and after you and leave an encouraging comment, and more if you can manage it - we all know that comments create joy, so let's spread some around. Also, please treat all the linked posts and their authors with respect - I want this to be an inclusive space for all crafters and crafts and all are welcome. If you're not sure if you're welcome or you belong, you do - this is by no means a closed space and if you want to join, then you are most welcome. If you need help linking up, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help. Please add the Furtling button to your blog post: copy the code below and paste it into your blog post - it should then magically appear when you publish your blog post (I'll do my best to help if you have any problems) and it will help people find the Furtling page with all the details of the link up.

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  1. Wonderful prints in your scrappy trip block and the Summerville squares are lovely!! Mini Archie is looking quite adorable in his bright summery outfit. Thanks so much for hosting!


  2. Time is definately returning to some sort of normality!! i do love your LV blocks and mini Archie looks so cool (in all senses of the word!) in his vest and shorts xx

  3. love the embroidery on your squares, so cute

  4. Oh, I love MA's dungas! So bright and cheery. He and the guest hiders are a post I look forward to every day even when I can't look at that moment. Those LV scrappy trip blocks are fantastic! You are making progress! Love seeing everything going on with your projects. Keep it up, my friend. I feel like I don't have much time right now. Need to catch up on non-sewing items in the next week. I'll do my best to get my post done and linked up.

    1. He has quite an array of dungas thanks to Betti!! I'm glad the Where's Mini Archie posts are helping - Dougie is the final Guest Hider so he's trying to decide what to do now...


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