A hex of a lot…

I just couldn’t stop myself.

I needed holiday hand work. Well, in my case that’s usually hexies. I didn’t have a hexie project on the go, and rather than come up with something different as an alternative, I grabbed a bag of papers, a small sewing kit, poked around in my scraps and an idea emerged. We all know I have a weakness for dark blue. But I also happened to have quite a few bits of soft pink.

And there were also the blue and white scraps of lawn from the backing of Anemone. I expect they’ll have to be supplemented, but I’ll see how far the supply takes me.

And on this holiday it has rained. And rained. And rained. So instead of haring off on various activities and adventures, the three of us have hunkered down, listened to books, eaten snacks, watched YouTube, snoozed (not just the dog, I might add), and in my case, stitched hexies. Many, many hexies. The picture below is just the ones I’ve made up into flowers. The rest are still in a bulging bag of blue – with a bit of pink.

Sorry about the poor lighting. I don’t carry decent lights in the caravan and it’s very grey outside, so this was the best I could manage.

I don’t know where this is going yet, but I’m feeling a back-of-my-chair quilt or similar size, and I’ll be stitching the outer edge down onto a straight border rather than taking the hexies out to the edge or facing the edge as I’ve done with Anemone.

Still, that’s all a loooooong way off. A hex of a long way off.

27 thoughts on “A hex of a lot…

  1. Those hexies ooze that chilled vibe you describe!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a nice peaceful occupation for my hands while I listen to the birds, the dog snoring, the Husband cackling at something on YouTube. Today seems to be a bit clearer than yesterday, so we’re hoping to get out and DO something. I’m angling for a run up the Kuranda Range and over to Mungalli Creek Dairy for a nice lactose-free cream tea and a puppaccino for His Lordship…

  2. magpiesue says:

    It’s lovely to have simple hand stitching to do. Too bad about the holiday being rained out.

    • katechiconi says:

      It could be so much worse! The temperature is lovely, we still have a beautiful place to stay in, and it’s a good break from normal routine. I’m counting my blessings….

  3. anne54 says:

    Oh rain….the story of so many months. And people in Europe and the US are desperate for it. I am glad you are snug in the caravan. Is sewing the most meditative thing one can do? I am starting to believe that it is.

  4. Moira says:

    They look wonderful!

  5. Those are so cute! I’m almost inspired to try them myself, if I ever get the time. I love lazy laid back vacations. I’m sure the rain is hardest when Mr. Mouse must go out in it. But I could snooze in a camper with the rain tinkling on the roof for hours. So soothing. Hope you get some good spots.

  6. Going Batty in Wales says:

    A lovely way to pass a rainy holiday.

  7. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    So cute this hexies ! Did you take your sewingmachine with you on holiday ? or is this handwork ?

  8. I’m sorry (and also envious) about all that rain. It’s sounds like you’re making good use of the time though. Enjoy!

    • katechiconi says:

      I do wish I could pass on some of our good fortune… Still, today we’re back in Townsville, and it’s breezy and sunny. Everyone is much happier, doggo included!

  9. kymlucas says:

    I am also drawn to dark blues, also burgandy for some reason (probably because it reminds me of wine, while the dark blue reminds me of the night sky), so I’m entirely with you on your color choices.

    Must admit I’ve been a bad blogger lately, not that there are people lining up to read my bits. 😉 Still, I feel a bit guilty. We’ve just been so BUSY doing fun stuff that I’ve not had time to chronicle it . The life of retirees, eh?

    • katechiconi says:

      Dark reds mostly don’t appeal to me, unless it’s the almost-black ‘sangoire’ kind of shade of those old-fashioned roses. But blues of almost any kind really attract me. As for the blogging, it’s ancillary to real life, not to be mistaken for the actual experience! Go forth and have a blast!

  10. kymlucas says:

    Plan to, not plan too. Although I do a lot of planning something I suppose that’s also true. 🙄

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