Saturday, 16 April 2011

Making me happy…

The first week of the school holidays has passed in a bit of a blur but it has been good to have No2 at home, even if all he does is sleep, play Xbox and grunt in reply to any attempted conversation.

For the first two days I looked after my two nephews and niece and I have to confess to being stunned at a period of quietness in the house only to discover they were playing… wait for it… a BOARD GAME!  Shock! Horror! No machines!

I have been able to spend 2 days writing and our book progress is steady, thanks to some self-discipline.  It means that I haven’t been able to spend as much time sewing or doing the other things that my busy hands usually like to do but s-l-o-w-l-y I have been making a quilt for my sister.


Ready to hand-quilt


Putting together my quilt sandwich was made a whole lot easier after getting some clamps to hold it together on my kitchen table.  Crawling about on my hands and knees on the floor (usually with a nosy four-legged friend with a waggy tail helping getting in the way) was too much for my aching back.



(is it just me, or does this clamp remind you of an albatross?!)

As ever, I can’t wait to sew the binding on – maybe this weekend.


Kyra's binding fabric


There are other projects in the pipeline too and this wonderful roll-up finally made it onto my work table after spotting it in a little quilt shop in Warwick a couple of weeks ago.


Kona colour roll-up


Look at that saturated colour.  I’d love to have a go at making one of these.


Kona colours


My front garden continues to make me very happy indeed.


Tulip first flush


And with that, I’m off out in the garden.  My back is already grumbling about the digging…


  1. Oh those gorgeous colors! And the table clamp is a great idea. I wish I could convince G to play board games...See you soon! K x

  2. Yes, totally! (re: the albatross)

    Have fun!!


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