Thursday, 1 February 2018

Back to normal

So it’s not 45 degrees anymore, it’s a lovely 25 degrees and we are all enjoying it.  Let’s hope it hangs around for awhile (though it’s summer and I guess it’s meant to be hot).

Both girls are back at school now, and we are trying hard to get into our new routine.  My first baby started high-school this week which means an earlier start all round.  She’s very disciplined, she gets up early and is ready to go on time but I really struggle with the whole early morning thing.  Already my week seems to be booking up, but as I keep reminding myself, the day will come when they don’t need me to fetch and carry, and I suspect I shall miss that, so I fetch and carry for now, and mostly do it without complaint.

I’ve had some time to sew, mostly hand quilting which seems to be exceptionally slow-going at the moment with very little to show.  I have been sewing my star quilt:

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I’ve decided I need to add more to the outer edge so that I don’t have the points of a star on the edge of the border – which means I will need to cut more squares. 

I’ve also been doing some handpiecing after dinner:

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I was in a Millenium swap years ago (duh, Suzie – 18 years ago) and I’ve got lots of these concord prints left over, and this is the way I chose to put them together.  I am enjoying it, it’s mindless sewing which is sometimes all I need after a busy day.  I’ve enough to make a small lap quilt, hopefully.

Hope you are all well, and enjoying some quilting time!


4 comments:

  1. Hi Susie you have done some beautiful work,love those stars and it's also relaxing doing EPP xx

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  2. Looking at you EPP project is like a trip down memory lane..... I recognise so many of those prints & probably still have them in my stash! Love your work

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