Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Well I am once again being somewhat tardy in blogging - I can try this as an excuse I could not upload photos and had to ask Angela's husband Neil to change the programmes to Google Chrome and add something called Picasso so that I could upload - abit of a pfaff but thank goodness for Neil he has done it for me.  I did sort of throw my rattle out the pram and said I couldn't be bothered but then common sense (do I have any) prevailed!!

Well as the weather has been so inclement I have turned into a hermit and stayed indoors and taken the opportunity to  keep my new year resolution.  I vowed I would try to finish some UFO's  - I have just got to finish quilting two and then that will be two items out of the way yeh.  I have actually totally completed one which is a table runner - but have not taken any photos of it - will do so.

Poppy is not enjoying this cold weather and has become abit of a hermit as well.  She seems to love me doing some sewing and manifests from absolutely nowhere to sit on whatever I have decided to do.  She loves quilts to snuggle on.  But on Sunday she had to make do with my foundation piecing - and as I was trying to lay it out to make sure it was going according to plan here she was plonking herself down with no thought for me!!
Anyway I managed to prevail and here is the top put together, it has since been wadded and is partly quilted and I have to say I am very pleased with it.  Rob and I bought the pattern and fabrics at the NEC a couple of years ago and time just ran away from me - I had traced the pattern out and cut strips and started one piece but that was as far as it had got.  So I was determined to finish it now
Having been evicted from my foundation piecing she then sought out my hexagons - they had been moved out of the sewing room whilst I was working and laid on the bed - it is a lovely comfy place to lie - polystyrene with paper and the hexagons held down with pins - makes sense to snuggle there!  Caroline popped over on Monday with young Leo who christined his new highchair that Rob and I had got for him - thought it was easiest to have one at our house rather than carting one around all over the place.   He is such great fun and then we had a great game of throwing toys off the tray for the cat to chase.

We had Christmas Club at Art and Stitch last week and I have started this folded place mat - it is looking lovely and I am determined to get it finished. 

At our Aston Quilters Group we have been making New York Beauty foundation piecing and I thought I would lay it all out to see how it was going - well guess who joined me she has an uncanny sense of interrupting me !  I am so pleased with this and have now joined all the blocks and just have to get some borders put on.  


  1. I went through the exact same problem with blogger, I hate it when the technology changes but Google Chrome seems fairly painless. Like you I'm currently hibernating, surrounded by U.F.O's and creating even more of them - good isn't it?

  2. So glad you didn't give up on blogging or I would have missed all this lovliness you've been working on :-) Of course, your supervisor has to oversee everything! It's her job!

  3. You really have been busy and your efforts are definately paying off. As for Poppy, talk about her pushing her luck. Leo looks so grown up.