Catching Up

Everything got a little bit hectic since the last time I posted: I had a week off work which I spent clearing out and cleaning my daughter’s room, my daughter went away on her first residential trip, I organised a party and we celebrated Bee’s ELEVENTH birthday when she got home, we frantically attempted to prepare for the 11+ test at the Grammar School, we’ve been to an open evening at another school… and all though that, apart from my week off, I had to go to work.

In a month, I have done hardly any sewing.

What I did manage though, I am very pleased with!

The Butterfly Garden quilt top is taking form, and do you remember the jelly rolls that arrived in the post? Well, the Cape Ann now exists as a completely different entity while the Good Fortune roll is sitting in my bag of things to take to Mum’s on my next sewing stint.

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Cape Ann Quilt

The Cape Ann quilt top still needs backing and binding, which I need to pick up the supplies for. This won’t be done today, much to my disappointment, because for the third day running, I have sickly children at home.

The little one has been a very good likeness to the Human Torch and the big one is in bed feeling “sicky” and with a bad throat. The joys of motherhood!

My daughter’s school is going to hold a ‘Christmas Shopping & Pamper Evening’ towards the end of November and have invited parents to rent stalls… and Mum’s persuaded me to rent one! Oh my! But I have no wares!

I’m in a bit of a panic about it, if I’m perfectly honest. I love sewing and have a couple of baby quilts on order already. One is nearly done, and the other is still in the design process. I just don’t feel very confident when it comes to things like this, so this will be a huge challenge for me with an enormous fear to overcome.

Yesterday I took my sewing machine and a whole load of supplies over to Mum’s in an attempt to get started. I could really do with writing a list of what I’m going to make so that I have more of an idea of what I’m doing.

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Greens
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Pinks

I started the patchwork for four cushion covers and almost got a little zip purse done. I wanted to keep going but I had to come home for dinner. Once the kiddies were in bed, I pulled out more things and began the preparation for some bags. I have run out of Vilene now so that’s another addition to the supplies shopping list!

More on this adventure to come!

As I am stuck indoors once again, I’m going to try to use some of the time to draw and cut pieces!

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