Sunday, 12 May 2013

Unexpected holiday

Look at that. Nearly a whole month has gone by since my last post. Time seems to be going by in a blur and I fear that you're bored of reading from me 'the days just pass so quickly'. But they do! This last month has flashed past with chicken pox times two (clearly Boy 1 and Boy 2 had to have it separately which took about 4 wks), Mr f&f travelling away with work a lot, and a sudden spurt of gardening with the warm weather that arrived. Although the sun seems to have disappeared for now. I keep thinking things will get easier but in reality this probably won't happen until October when all the Littlies are settled in school/pre-school but I am going to be blogging more frequently than I have been and you can always check me out on Instagram if you feel so inclined!

I've still been fitting in some sewing and knitting here and there though. A couple of weeks ago I visited Wonderwool on what was a glorious day and a much needed break from spotty children! I bought some goodies for planned projects, as well as a couple of impulse purchases because they were just too pretty to leave behind!


...there's now just a couple more rows to go until I can cast off my Mara Shawl. I think it will make a great shawl for the changeable weather that we're having.



....starting work on my William Morris quilt. I'm using the free Stellar Stars pattern from Simply Solids and can't wait to get the quilt top finished, although working on such autumnal colours has felt somewhat at odds with some of the glorious weather that we've had recently!


...buying the Aeroplane Bag pattern and waiting on some fabric to arrive from the US. I'm so excited to make this and if all goes to plan it will be done in time for Retreat!

And finally - but by no means least - I've volunteered for and been lucky enough to be accepted on the Sibling Together quilting bee.

It's being organised by Lynne with the goal of making twelve quilts in a year. If you've not heard about Siblings Together it aims to reunite siblings that have been separated through the care system and there's a great post here with more info. If after reading that you'd like to be involved in a UK based bee then please do check out this Flickr group. It's a cause that I'm really honoured to be supporting as I have friends that have adopted siblings or have gone through the care system themselves and from speaking with them, it would have meant so much to them to be given such a gift. It's going to be great fun and I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't a little bit nervous, but mostly I'm just very excited. Especially when I found out yesterday that Lynne and Kerry have written a quilting encyclopedia book called 500 Blocks due to be released a couple of months before it's my turn to chose a block. I think I know where I'll be looking for inspiration!!!

I hope you've all had a great weekend,

'til next time,

S x

Todays sky ● overcast grey and miserable, with a few flashes of blue

10 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Can't wait to see what you do with those handles!
Bring on the Bee xxx

memmens said...

The Aeroplane bag is a great pattern, I've made one and I will make another. Looking forward to the bee starting.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm with Hadley on the handles!! Looking forward to seeing what you all make in the bee - I'm planning on being the bee cheerleader ;o)

maria said...

Looking forward to the bee starting. I've got a few months to decide on a block, best keep it simple I reckon.

Lynne said...

Love the new yarn! Any plans on what to make with it?

Thomasina Tittlemouse said...

Sorry you've had a house full of chicken pox. Hope everyone's spot-free and full of beans again now. Love the peeks into your creative forays - lovely! Had to go and check out the aeroplane bag pattern - looks super! Looking forward to seeing what fabrics you choose for it! Happy Sewing! E x

heart of charnwood said...

That's the beauty of Instagram, i never felt like you were away! :o)

made by ChrissieD said...

So much scrumminess and I'm in love with that William Morris fabric. I too hadn't noticed your absence I'm afraid to say but I put it down to all the Instagram chat!!! :)

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Thank you for the book mention! X

Nicky said...

No need to be nervous just excited about the bee... Will I see you with the aeroplane bag at retreat?



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