Monday, February 8, 2010

WIP it!

I have been working on this quilt for a good 18 months or so now.

 It is similar to the first quilt I completed, for Dom's kinder rest time, but this one is bigger. Still that same Crazy Quilt, improvised placement thing going on though. It uses beautiful Prints Charming fabric and hand-printed linen panels - and Velvet to add extra texture.

I must have been crazy to include the Velvet, which is absolutely heinous to sew and fraught with slip danger unless you use 1000 pins!

I just want to finish the ruddy thing now. I'm not starting another 'til I do!!!

Have also been working on Beehive and Around the World blocks...

These for Rebecca, who is making a quilt for her Mother in law.

These for three of the Around the World Quilting Bee girls.

I seem to have gotten the sewing mojo back after a bit of a sabbatical where it was really hard to get motivated -around the time christmas came and my machine decided it didn't like me for a while!

I played tennis this morning in 30 degree heat. Sheer madness!!!
Charlie and I are going to Mums and Tots lessons at a local club. It's great! We both had a blast despite the heat, but it has finally hit home that I REALLY need to get myself on a treadmill, like, yesterday!!! I actually surprised myself with how well I could hit the ball, albeit inconsistently, but need to seriously work on fitness if I ever want to be able to move around the court effectively.

I'm having a lovely time here faffing about on the computer - Charlie is upstairs with Jarrah, the lovely Spanish tutor, learning Spanish, funnily enough!

I'm taking the kids to the pool after school pick up. Only place to be when it's 34 degrees in Melbourne city!

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