I’m on it!

I finished the top and basted on Sunday, and am about a third of the way through the quilting. She hasn't seen it yet. Looks like I might just make it in time!I put this burst of activity down to the fact that I have started running again, for the first time in years. I used to run quite a lot - about 4 miles three times a week - but fell out of the habit a few years ago. Ever since then I have wanted to start again, but never seemed to be able to get off my backside to do it. I'm glad I have. It makes so much difference to my mood and my energy levels. I can take on the world when I have been for a run. There is also the added benefit of being able to eat more without feeling like a pig. [Read more...]

What are the chances?

That I can get this finished in the next three weeks.I'm making this quilt for my daughter Rachel who is turning 12 on the tenth of April. It's the New Wave pattern from Oh Fransson, made in Innocent Crush. I love these fabrics - the colours are so gorgeous. Rachel has a bit of a thing for colour order (I can't imagine where she gets that from, ahem) and these fabrics do that so well. I haven't made a bed-size quilt for her since she was about 7, and it is pretty babyish. Time for something a little more grown up, I think.I plan on hand quilting this with coordinating perle cottons in the white stripes. I was going to try and hide it until it was finished, but I really don't think that will [Read more...]

Time marches on

I'm not sure where the last six years have disappeared to. Thankfully there is some evidence of their passing in the increasing size of the children.six years agoIt's funny to think that my baby is the same age as his biggest sister was when he was born. I thought she was so grown up at the time - the perils of being the oldest child, I suppose.last month (taken by John)Happy birthday, sweet boy. Don't grow up too fast, ok?