Hmm, becoming a monthly update this is innit. Well, there has been a little sewing, little bits at a time that is, when granny babysits Molly. The only things I've finished are a changing mat, and three neckerchief bib thingys - no photos of these as the changing mat is in use (as in it's been pee'd on) and the bib thingys are, well, no idea where they are right now!
I got some wee fussy cuts done for some economy blocks (baaa) and I've stalled at putting them together. I always seem to forget that I hate triangles. The project is on hold now anyway as a cup of tea accidentally landed on all my cut pieces. I'll continue to sew them together at some point and save the washing and stain removal etc for when its all sewn up. Bit dodgy doing that I suppose as it might result in time wasted sewing up stained ruined fabric, but I cant be arsed trying to clean teeny triangles and not have them fray and warp out of shape.
I got some free motion quilting done, some nice big daisies. That was a lot easier than anticipated. Well, dont get me wrong, I dont find it easy at all, but I'd built it up in my head as a near impossibility and it wasnt, obviously. Sure do need a lot of practice though... its definitely not my strong suit!
Most fun of all though was the afternoon sewing I was granted today. Yikes! More triangles! You know what? I've got 50% of the quilt top done with no starching, no pinning, no trimming and no pressing, and its been so far problem free with 90% perfect points. Go figure!!!
Molly has been in a growth spurt all week. Or at least we hope that's what it is. A
It must be a growth spurt. She couldn't possibly have turned into a demon child overnight for absolutely no apparent reason.... I jest, she is not a demon child at all, not in the slightest. She has just been attempting to impersonate one every now and again this past week. Ah now I feel bad saying that as I think back to bed time and her tears and snivels and pitiful cries. Poor wee moo. I hope its over soon as I'm missing my grinning wee darling terribly!
She's just been awffy gurney, and OMG she has discovered THE NOISE. No "coo" or "goo" or "ba" or "ma" for my wee lass yet. No. My little angel has discovered she can make a noise, a noise so loud and so bloody awful it gets attention immediately.... A noise so powerful its rendition causes her face to turn purple and on 9 out of 10 occaisions to actually choke herself... Its not a scream, its not a cry, think more unbelievably loudly straining whilst being strangled at the same time. To the tune of NUAAAAAAAAAACH. Usually followed by desperate choking coughs and splutters.... And I swear, she does it for fun. There is the most fantastic look of mischief on her at the end of it.
So anyway. Granny gave me an afternoon off to sew, and let me tell you it was bloody marvellous. Molly sat with us some of the time, and seemed to enjoy mummys musicals mix. Ah my wee lamb. She will get mummys music for quite some time. (and like it...) Talking of mummys choice, did I ever tell you about the slightly sad gathering I did for "when I have my own baby"? Ah yes. Started when I was 19 with my favourite old teddies, my favourite toys, buying up dvd versions of the kids tv, original disney classic movies I grew up with... etc. All for when I have my own.....
Well I've got my own now! So far I'm delighted to say she is enjoying the music - she's too wee for the dvds and books yet.
I'm loving the excuse to listen to my childhood again too. I'm sure I speak for more than just myself when I say that us kids of the 70's have had our childhoods fairly battered these last few years. From the "cleaning up" of Enid Blyton to Rolf letting us down and thank god Jim never got my letter.... I might have to accept that Jake the Peg wont be making any more appearances on Junior Choice, and Two Little Boys will have me in tears for new reasons, but I'm not giving up on Noddy... I bloody will track down some original, non pc Noddy books, and Molly will grow up with the whole gang and Big Ears sharing his bed...