Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Today, I have had my sewing machine out for the first time in ages. I had the house to myself, and no urgent need (or desire) to attempt any house, and I certainly wasn't going to do any studying. I didn't know whether to do some more to my quilt or some knitting, but the sewing machine won out.
After wrestling with it for half an hour, we spent a happy afternoon together.
I started this back in July, after I bought a couple of packs of fabric from Salssnippets when I visited the Fashion and Textile Fair last July, and started sewing them together in a random fashion with the idea of making a patchwork quilt for our bed.
DH asked what I wanted for Christmas so I asked for more fabric so I could carry on. After tracking her down and sending an email, she confirmed that she would be at the Christmas Fair, so it was arranged that DH would pick up some fabric when we were there, so after receiving it on Christmas Day, today was the first day I have had the chance to add some more.
I'm afraid the photos aren't great as they were taken late afternoon, but it will be good to have a record of how it grew. Between days off, housework and studying it won't grow as quickly as I would like it to, but as we are having our bedroom redone in February I am hoping to get a dressing table to double up as a work space so I won't have to keep putting things away. When it is put away it is difficult to do a quick 5 minutes, but with it all set up I could even just do a square a night.

And hopefully Furry Helpers might not be so "helpful"
I have put it all away for now, and can't do any tomorrow as I am doing a training session at work tomorrow evening until 8pm, and I really should do some housework on my next day off, Friday, but maybe I could pick the needles back up and finish my cardigan.

I am hoping to continue my studies with a view to working towards a degree. This is a challenging thought as I can see the next 6 years (or so) will be given over to that and my crafting will take a back seat (and so does blogging as has been proved already), but it will be worth it. I am enjoying the challenge of learning, and utilising my new knowledge both at work and at home, and I am very lucky that the company I work for are happy to sponsor me threw it (that spelling of threw looks so wrong!!)

Anyway, have a lovely evening.


MelMel said...

Lovely quilt.....:>)

Jenny said...

gorgeous quilt, and i like your furry helper very much :) jenny xx