Friday, 25 March 2011

Finally ....

Finally ... finished Alice's cot quilt. This has been on the go for a little while but it was finally finished yesterday afternoon.
 Back (red gingham)
Close up of some of the materials 
Finally ... means I've been able to put away my sewing machine which has left my desk fairly tidy
It's been a long time since you could actually see desk!  Who knows, perhaps one day soon there could even be some scrapbook pages made here!
Finally ... getting round to posting some photos from last week!
 Jon made the most of the lovely weather when he was home last weekend. The grass was cut and we were able to sit outside until late afternoon.
 Jon's sister Deb, and her husband Dave, came round on Saturday afternoon with their puppy Beth. Emily was quite happy to look after Beth and I think Beth was quite happy sitting on Emily's lap.
 Cloud wasn't 100% sure what to make of another dog in the house but we reassured her that we weren't replacing her.
Great Aunty Debbie got to have cuddles with Alice.
 This particular afternoon Alice spent some time sitting on Mummy's lap chewing Mummy's finger
We're trying to encourage her with her sitting ;o)
Finally ... starting on my log cabin quilt. 
I've been wanting to make one for some time and last week went round to see a friend who showed me how to sew them so that you quilt and back the squares as you go and then join the squares together at the end. I'm hand sewing this quilt and using all the scraps of material I have in my stash. Although it all looks a total mismatch at the moment, it doesn't seem to matter once the quilt is complete and sewn together.  I like the idea of hand sewing it as it then becomes portable - I can sit at the kitchen table to sew, or in the lounge watching TV or even in bed in the evening if I want to. I'm not sure how long it's going to take me but I'm looking forward the challenge.

And finally ... I think that's it for this post. No special plans for this weekend so hopefully I'll get some sewing or scrapbooking done. Check back soon to see if I make anything ;o)