I'm sure this half term holiday has been shorter than normal. We've bimbled and pottered about and somehow the time has drifted by.
I found time for some sewing. First there was a little bit of wonky patchy piecing for the Bushfire Quilt Block appeal. I've never done anything like this before and loved making them. The only reason I stopped at two is that there seems to be a distinct lack of white background fabric in my stash - this will be remedied as soon as I stop this silly 'stash diet' of mine :-)
This little bit of piecing and finding this book at the library inspired to dig out some six inch squares and sashing that have been cut out since I made my first quilt.
With my sewing head well and truly screwed on and Monster safely out of the way at a 'Chef's Day' with Cubs, the naughty (oh yes! - don't believe the sweet 'innocence' you think you see below!) Minx and I got busy with a pattern and some Chocolate Lollipop.
The yoke was a bugger to do - pardon my language - but really, this thing tested me to the full....and then she tried it on and it wouldn't fit over her b***dy head so I had to undo the whole s***ing thing and start again.....all the while minding my language in front of old flappy ears there!!
We got there in the end though and I praise the day I bought my overlocker - this thing has the neatest seams you ever did see :-)
All the while I was making the blouse from hell I would much rather have been quilting my yummy new patchwork!
In fact, I'd still rather be quilting my yummy new patchwork and spending some overdue time catching up on your blogs.
Judging by the state of our bedroom, I don't think that's gonna happen......