Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A Big Catch up

 Well it has been a little while since I last blogged - no real excuse just tardiness on my part!  Life as always has been lovely and busy and time just flies by.  I love reading other blogs and hearing what everyone is doing - making - and holidays it is great.

I have been busy but now that I am officially semi-retired yeh - I hope to have more time to get some of my projects done and to enjoy myself at home a little more.

This quilt is for Rob he chose the fabrics and is really looking forward to me getting it finished for him to snuggle under on chilly winter days.

Saturday was officially my first day as part time - I now work Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays - so my darling daughter Caroline felt we had to make the day special for my first day off and she booked for us all to go to the Burghley Film Festival for a picnic - it was great - the setting was beautiful - the weather was gorgeous - Leo thoroughly enjoyed herself - the Walt Disney film was fabulous - it was basically Rupunzal but sort of jazzed up it was lovely.

On Monday we went down to my Sister's in London we had a fabulous day the weather was lovely in the morning and in the afternoon we walked up to her allotment and there was a down pour - we ended up sheltering in her shed - which was abit of a squash.  The photo above is of some of Maggie's lace - it is a lovely tray that displays them nicely, it needed two pairs of hands to get them in straight and sorted. In fact three pairs at one time!!
Tuesday was Leo time we went to the playpark and this is him doing head shoulders knees and toes!!!!
 When we got home from the playpark, Caroline had laid out all her granny squares to see how many more she needs to make - well he was straight in - this is how they looked one minute now look!!

Oh thanks Mum these are new toys I am having a great time!  I got into trouble as I just stood and laughed!

 Well I have also been finishing a few UFO's and here they are - my New York Beauty - I have to say I am very pleased with this.
The Hunters Star - actually this photo is not doing it justice - I chose very pastel colours - not my normal choice and initially I was not at all pleased with it, but now quilted and finished it is much much better than I thought.
I do love foundation piecing and both these last two projects were foundation pieced.

Well now I am going to go and start sewing - I have a new project to start on which will become a workshop as soon as i get it all put together.

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