Friday, 20 April 2012

A Quiet Moment!!

My youngest goes into a school for two hours on a Friday morning so a couple of minutes to say what's been going on recently.
I finished to quilt for Mrs B, my children's other grandma and gave to her last week.  I made this doing the QAL with SewHappyGeek.  It was the first one I've done and I loved the fact that it was a sampler.  As a new quilter I obviously hadn't done any of the blocks before.  I was mostly really chuffed with how it came out, except for the binding which I can tell is going to be my nemesis for a while.  But hey, we've all gotta learn.  I used to know a girl whose mum told us (yes it was that long ago) that there were two things in life, stuff you know and stuff to learn.  30 years later I can still hear her voice.

Panic moment though.  My mum and dad are coming from France to stay with my sister on Monday.  Last night I sat down to finish the quilt I'm making for them (I finished the top a while ago now) and discovered I just did not have enough backing material to do it.  Damn and blast I will have to order some quick and pay for super fast delivery.  NOT something I am known for doing.

My other kids are enjoying a non-pupil day today.  They SHOULD be up and about and working hard at (Ruby) art prep and (K) English A level coursework.  Are they hell, they are loviu a teenage lay-in.  Still, least it's quiet.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Check Out This Giveaway

I've been doing my early morning blog read and have entered the giveaway on Quilts From My Crayon Box.  Like me Michele is new to quilting and blogging and is celebrating her half year aniversary with a giveaway of these beautiful fabrics.  If you fancy entering too go on over to her blog and check it out.