Verité #3

Last one, I think.

I felt that a quieter block was also needed, and that I already had sufficient hot bright colours. This pale green, white and grey with just a bit of orange and blue seemed to fit the bill, and incidentally, the colours all came from scraps. I don’t know the ‘proper’ name for the block, as I drew it up from something I saw somewhere a while ago. If anyone knows, do let me know.

That’s six blocks for my F2F collection, and if they don’t provide enough direction for what I’m hoping for from the other F2F participants, I don’t know what will!

I’ll be putting all of them up in the gallery now. Today has been a bit trying and I’m going to give myself a day off sewing tomorrow. Time to have a mental health day, give the dog a long walk, read a new book, eat some more chocolate and encourage the hours to pass a little faster than they have just recently.

What do you to do make time pass quickly?

49 thoughts on “Verité #3

  1. Block is lovely 😊
    Time to have a chilax day …. and see to yourself ♥️
    I made another Focaccia… this time with wholemeal flour. It’s come out well … ♥️

  2. Another beauty, I love it.
    To make time go more quickly, I set a deadline for something or other. Nothing makes time speed up like a deadline!
    Thinking of you. Love from Cape Town x

  3. tialys says:

    Another lovely – I’m looking forward to putting the ones i made you on my blog because I haven’t felt inspired to post lately and it will give me something to show. I’ve made a couple of clothing items lately but can’t get up the enthusiasm to take photos of them.
    Anyway, my yesterday passed quickly but it’s not something I can do every day. Firstly, my neighbour rang to ask me if I could take a parcel in for him as they were going out and I said ‘No’ because I too was going out. I then spent half an hour on the phone to him in full rant mode about another neighbour (fully justified!!) and made myself late for my lunch date with an old friend. She has air conditioning – a rarity in France – so I allowed myself to chill out (literally) while she had a rant about some inefficient bureaucracy in France – then, just as i was putting my key in the door back home, another friend pinged me to say she was nearby and could she drop in. She left at around 6.30 and, voila!, it was the evening.
    Normally, I would just do a challenging paper pieced block or felt a dog’s face 🤣

    • katechiconi says:

      Oooh, sounds like lots of people had a lovely rant yesterday! Maybe I’ll get a friend round for coffee so we can both vent about… stuff. And maybe I’ll bake a cake. Or another ScrapHappy block. Or something.

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    That’s a lovely block and what a sensible idea to take a good book and get lost within its pages. To pass time quickly I do family history research- totally absorbing and I can loose hours and hours, and be in completely different worlds.

    • katechiconi says:

      That’s my brother’s thing, but I can get very involved in a talking book while I do other things, like cooking or sewing. I am rather short of sleep just now, so maybe a nap or three might help!

  5. You have the right idea about your mental health day. When I need to take the pressure off, I do exactly what you are doing. Read a good easy going mystery, take a long walk and chat with people I pass or do a little handwork and watch a show on TV that I’ve saved for later. I love this block as well. So cheerful. I’m off now to have a chat with my well paid ‘friend’. 😉 I’ve made her a little something I’ll show soon. Do your best at relaxing. It will do you (and me) more good than anything. Hugs and good thoughts for you.

  6. Dayphoto says:

    Rest and enjoy a wee break! Hugs to you

  7. magpiesue says:

    I like this block a lot. I think I can see its’ origins but couldn’t give you a name for it. Somehow you’ve managed to make it be simultaneously calm and zingy. I hope you enjoy your day of rest thoroughly. I lose time quickest by taking a nap!

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, I’m thinking along the same lines, particularly as I haven’t been sleeping well. However, I shall have to negotiate for space on the bed with Mr Mouse, who regards it as his territory during the day!

  8. Chris S in Canada says:

    I have no idea what that beautiful block is called. But in my little pea-brain it looks protective. So it should have castle or sanctuary or something like that in the name.
    I have always found a book to be the best thing to make time fly. Lately have been reading Maisie Dobbs books by Jacqueline Winspear. Or any of the books by a Canadian writer Louise Penny. She writes about Inspector Gamache. Mysteries both so that may not be your cup of tea.
    A movie that is “fluffy “ might help you nap which could be helpful. You are still in my prayers.
    Chris S

    • katechiconi says:

      I have the entire Maisie Dobbs series on Kindle and occasionally re-read from start to finish! If you like her you might also like the Laurie R. King Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, which I love. Thanks for the Louise Penny recommendation, I shall give her a try.

  9. kymlucas says:

    Chocolate and a walk: just what you need. One of my favorite Harry Potter remedies was the use of chocolate to counteract the effects of dementors. So true to life.

    • katechiconi says:

      Plagued by dementors is exactly how I feel…. and the exercise does get the blood flowing through the brain and a lift of the spirits. Doggo enjoys it too, and I do love to see him happy.

  10. Sharon says:

    I am loving the grey themed blocks so much.

  11. claire93 says:

    lovely block! they look great with all the others so far in the gallery.
    Glad today is now behind you!
    I tend to watch videos on youtube when I want time to speed up. Sometimes old music ones, sometimes crafting.

    • katechiconi says:

      I like the Missouri Star Quilt Co. videos. Most are pretty simple, but I like how she presents the information and sometimes there are blocks I decide to use for something later.

      • claire93 says:

        Missouri Star Quilt Co makes everything look so easy and such fun. It were her videos that encouraged me to give patchworking a go in the first place.

      • katechiconi says:

        Yes, Jenny Doan can really give you confidence that you can actually make a whole quilt by yourself and in a reasonable time 🙂

  12. Emmely says:

    Rest sounds like a good plan! When I was very pregnant and couldn’t do much besides lying down I binge watched series on Netflix… The suggestions above of meeting a friend (at a safe distance) is probably more enjoyable and distracting though.

  13. A mental health day is a fine thing… to do whatever takes your fancy which might be very little. A book or a nap sounds good.

  14. Chris S in Canada says:

    I am enjoying the Maisie stories. Don’t have them all yet. I love Laurie King’s Russell/Holmes books. I think you will really enjoy the Louise penny books. Lots of thinking in them and less blood. If you can, start at the beginning of the series. It really helps to grow with the characters as they evolve. I think I would love to live in the little village of Three Pines.

    • katechiconi says:

      My local library has 4 of them, so I’ll check and see which comes first. I don’t know if they have the very first few….

      • Chris S in Canada says:

        First book is Still Life. Next is Fatal Grace (sometimes labelled Dead Cold). Third is Cruellest Month. Fourth is Murder Stone (sometimes labelled Rule Against Murder)

        Good luck finding them.

      • katechiconi says:

        I’ve reserved Cruellest Month, Bury Your Dead, The Brutal Telling and A Better Man, which is all they have.

  15. cedar51 says:

    Another gorgeous block – it reminds of a “lacy edged handkerchief” indirectly of course as this isn’t lacy at all, but the points have me thinking about it…

    Possibly it the coming of the seasonal change, but I’ve had a bit of a grumpy week – when some staff at the doctors clinic, certainly didn’t follow through on things and I was amazed at the different versions that each coughed up. Today I was reminded at the antics of my ex-husband and how he treated the world…made me realise how lucky I am to be able to have my own life.

    What I do now…to pass time by – is involve myself in something that rocks my boat – “crafting/art/cooking” – yes cooking something I had relearn this year…

    • katechiconi says:

      I know what you mean, I think. My mother in law made me a beautiful handkerchief when we got married, fine lawn with incredible pointed crochet lace… I’ve had a very quiet day, tai chi class, cuddling the dog, listening to a talking book, having a nice lunch… I hope the calm I’ve achieved will last a few more days 🙂

  16. Glad you enjoyed your day. Pottering in the garden makes the day go quickly for me. Books are for bedtime. I shall look for the 2 recommended authors in the library – I like Maisie Dobbs too so they should suit me.

    • katechiconi says:

      The first one is The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. You can read them all as free standing books, but the background and characterisation builds better if you read them in sequence.

  17. Chris S in Canada says:

    Hold off reading a better man. It comes later in the series and there is much you need to know before that. If you have access to used book stores or charity shops you might find earlier ones there. Or do your libraries have “inter library loans”? Maybe the could order in earlier ones from other branches. Man this would be a good time to have transporters from Star Trek. I could beam you over the whole lot.

  18. kathyreeves says:

    Glad your day has been calming!

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