another pic for you cos it is so awesome... lol.
The quilt I made was sent off on Friday morning, along with this
and I had a really lovely couple of thank you messages from Terri (I can say who it was for now!) which brought a wee tear to my eye... I'm such a sap! She liked it! Woohoo! Happiness all around. This swap was my first ever swap, and I cant get over just how much fun it was. Big thanks to the mamas in charge, and the organiser Uber Mama, for everything!
It was a pricey trip to the post office on Friday as I was posting a sackful.. The Brit Quilt Swap parcel. A special order bag for sister-in-law, pics to follow, once she's received it of course! Another bag went to granny... and, I got these little cuties posted.
My 1 yard of 100% cotton Japanese Import fabric, painstakingly cut into 56 x 5" charm squares... Never been so careful with the rotary cutter before! Seriously, there was NO room for error. It would be nice to say that I'll continue to put that much effort into precision cutting in the future...... but I sincerely doubt it, it was hell! However... Charms sent off to Cindy for Japanese fabric charm swap - done.
Its been a chaotic week what with a deadline to meet (and we know how utterly pants I am with deadlines) and the bathroom still out of action... Progress is being made... There are boxes of bits of bathroom everywhere!
|Elliecat, its not even a box its 4 sides of cardboard!! lol|
I was hoping I'd have a bit more progress on my next project to show you, my third attempt at a design, with a bundle I put together, but no... been too sleepy... I have made a start though, cutting in to this pile of loveliness....
|I've just noticed there's a print missing in this photo... you'll see more next time!|
Its great, it feels like ages since I last made a quilt top! (lets just forget for now that there's still a finished top waiting to be basted and quilted....and two lame ass attempts at projects started that I'm not in the mood for...)
Actually, wee bit of news there. Whilst I was out at the post office I couldn't stop myself having a wee wander along to the Local Quilt Shop. The lady there was very nice and friendly, she always is, and they've offered me the use of their massive table for basting if I want it! Now if I can just get over the thought that people will see me, see what I'm doing, and might even talk to me (the horror!) and steel myself to try and stay wake for more than an hour.... Oh I know, I sound terrible. Antisocial little hermit. Cant help it! Being out of the house, being in front of strangers, being polite and chatty, trying not to be shy, trying not to fall asleep, trying to concentrate on just one thing for a long time... these are all things that I know will make me very, very tired. Now that I don't HAVE to do all that for work, I guess I put off having to do it at all! But yes, I should probably get out a bit more... We'll see...