I know I have been of radar a little bit and must apologise. There have been things at home to sort out.
There was a stack of forms to fill, car batteries to buy and floors to mop (the snow has melted and has turned the world into one heap of mud. Two children and one little dog means lots of mopping).
I haven't forgotten about the Liebster blog that dietingononeleg tagged me in either. As said I have been busy on the domestic front.
Now to put away the groceries make lunch, link to WIP wednesday over at freshly pieced and iron out some more half squares.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
I am at home waiting for Tesco to bring me my groceries. I hope they don't forget me. Normally they send a text to confirm your delivery slot but I haven't had one of those. To keep my mind of it I have been cutting more 2.5inch triangles and chain stitching them. You will be glad to learn that the missing 4 black blocks turned up.
Other WIPs include the monochrome quilt, the blue green quilt and the granny squares quilt that all need basting and quilting. I have backing and wadding for two of them just can't find the space to baste. I have decided to rent to basting room/table at my local quilt shop. It will be so much easier on the back and knees. Also there will be no little black dog trying to "help".
There is a cross stitch sampler I am working on and also a hexagon quilt is lingering somewhere.
I am going to iron the pile of little half square triangles now. Fingers crossed my groceries turn up.
Linking to Freshly pieced WIP Wednesday.
Monday, 21 January 2013
I don't think I will put a border on. I think it will look good with a blue binding. Now I just need to wait for the snow to melt, so that I can get to the shops and buy a back and wadding.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Sometimes things don't go to plan.
I wanted to go to pick up my quilts from the local shop where they were on display. But the car didn't start. We tried to jump start it but no luck.
So no quilts, no background fabric and no quick stop at Tesco to buy coffee.
What is a girl to do. Well she get out her scrap buckets and her Accuquilt and cuts lots of 2.5inch squares and half square triangles.
This is now know as the goth quilt. I know a teenager who will like this. Must dig out the other squares I made.
Need to cook dinner now.
Friday, 11 January 2013
I am off to do chores now. Speak to you soon.
Monday, 7 January 2013
I found her, my little sewing machine. If truth be told I knew where she was all along but my sewing room was a guest room for a bit. After the guests left my sewing room was a playroom. I still haven't folded away the guest bed because the girls love playing on it. Tomorrow they will be back at school I will tidy up then.
I have started on a new quilt for myself this time. It's going to be a version of the shirt quilt.
Speaking of fabrics. I went to the Lady Sew and Sew sale yesterday. Boy it was busy there. I was only going to buy more white fabric and also some plain black. I have decided to use my scraps to make Lynnebobsquarepants blocks. I had started to make a few with a random black fat quarter I had lying around. I made at least two already but I'll be darned if I can find them. I am sure they will turn up though.
My mother chose these fat quarters which came as a pack for £8.
In other news I have a black eye after an encounter with an overly enthusiastic Irish Wolfhound. He was very friendly but boy he was large. So when he jumped to say hello he banged his head into mine. I can only hope that it hurt him too.
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Happy 2013. I hope that you had a better Christmas than we had. We were struck down with a nasty bug. First the youngest child had it for 3 days, she infected the oldest, who was ill over Christmas. The nasty virus then decided to visit me. Boy it was a though one. I am sort of over it now. Well I have to be husband has gone back to work, so I am left to cope now.
But on a positive note our neighbours are grandparents to a lovely little girl. I decided to give the kaleidoscope to her. I hope her Mummy likes it. I know the Grandparents liked it.
I got all my christmas sewing done before we were all struck down. This little pouch is for my daughter's i-pod and is the last item I sewed in 2012.
On the whole 2012 was quite a productive year for sewing. I finished six full size quilts and five baby quilts. About 10 cushions, two dresses and three skirts. I can't remember how many small purses I made. I also made 15 tote bags. And two unfinished quilt tops.
Priority for 2013 finish to two quilts and make more skirts. I also need to learn to make dresses and skirts for myself. Fingers crossed.
I am linking to Lily's small blog meet.