Anyway, I looked at the post and thought 'Wow! That black thread looks very....blue.'
In the cold and yet much more bright light of day I realised that I had been using a navy blue thread. Fortunately I've only done about 10cm of binding so I pulled it out. I got about three metres done today. In black. So I'm well on my way there. I am actually enjoying it this time which is very unusual for me. I usually find it to be a chore but that's probably because I'm itching to get onto the next thing.
I've started writing my first pattern. I've decided it's much more fun playing with fabric but figure if I get into the habit of writing first and then doing the fun stuff, I might just get some patterns finished. That's the plan anyway. Then I can make the zillion changes to the pattern after I realise my design has flaws :) I'm sure there is method to my madness.
Please note - blog edited due at third parties request.