As all you more experienced parents doubtless know, your idea of accomplishments is a wee bit slower with small bairns.
Do you remember the Sofa Quilt? Well I’m still working on it, but as it’s getting chilly and I’m desperately trying to have a nap every so often, I find myself approaching it from different ends.
Really, as long as the hoop is by your feet, it’s quite comfortable!
My new goal is to get it done before February (which would give it a year in the making).
Heaven help me, I’m eying up the rest of the woolly blankets in the house wondering if I should turn them into quilts!
On Friday I dragged myself home after a long day, looked at the rain and the gray and thought that all I wanted to do was curl up on the sofa under a blanket…
..but wait, I didn’t want to curl up under any blanket, I wanted to curl up under a blanket that hadn’t been finished yet. Remember this one?
So instead of curling up and having a snooze I went upstairs and set to at the sewing machine (with a bit of quality control from my assistant).
I’m pleased with it, I have a longer post in mind when I get a bit more done with it. (I may even iron it!)
I gave myself the day off last week, and then had a more productive day than I’ve had in ages as a consequence.
The goal was to work on this, a new quilt for the front room. We currently have two nice wool rugs (one we won in a raffle and the other is Batman’s old Scout blanket) that we use when we’re sitting on the sofa. However wool, as those of you who wear skirts will know, is a particularly itchy when combined with tights.
So when I found a pillowcase with this rather pretty embroidery in a charity shop over Christmas, I had a plan…
The goal was to only use things purchased from a charity shop or which resided in my fabric collection, but I ended up needing to buy some wool to match the pink bits of the embroidery because it’s not a colour I use (not even the pointe shoe ribbons in the bottom right corner were right) and it really needed something to pick it out in the rest of the quilt.
More photos as I progress… I’m really hoping to get this done before it gets warm again.