I'm not getting the timing right at all on my blog posts! I'm either mega blogging or missing in action??!!
I've been hoping to blog at least twice weekly and up to last week I managed this, then I worked two horrendous night shifts and it threw me all out of synch. Sorry!
So here we are having to have a little catch up on what's been happening. First up I've managed to at last start my Quilt-As-You-Go quilt!! I've pieced two blocks so far:
The idea is to piece quilt blocks with scraps and then quilt each block individually before putting them altogether as a quilt top. I've deicided to piece a few blocks and then quilt them all at the same time to save changing needles on my machine - lazy, I know! I'm going to practice lots of different methods of quilting whilst making this quilt top.
I've also got the Flower Sugar in place in 'Little Miss H's' room. Did you guess what it was???
That's right a pelmet for her window!! It looks so cute and come summer will also hide a blackout blind too!
On Saturday I attended another Grey Circles Workshop, this time it was children's clothes making. We made gorgeous tunics, clearly mine was for 'Little Miss H' and we also part made some simple pull-on trousers. I made the trousers for 'Master M' and didn't quite finish them so will post a picture when I've finished them off!! Here's the tunic I made:
Its just so cute I love it! Now that I've tried it on her I've decided to make the sleeves shorter and lengthen it too! I'm going to use more of the stripey sleeve material around the bottom to lengthen it and then add some simple patch pockets to the front in a cute pink fabric from my stash.
Manda and Karen are just so good at teaching, even when they're not on their usual form - poor Manda was struggling with a cold and Karen is still in the midst of the grieving process having lost her Grandad recently. We were provided with patterns to bring home in all sizes from 6mths - 7yrs for the tunic and the trousers and all materials used were provided on the day too - oh and lets not forget the gorgeous homemade lunch! This time it was soup and tuna pasta bake, clearly we all had both! Another really excellent part of the day was that one of the other attendees was my friend Julie who blogs here. We started our blogging journey at a similar time and have become really good virtual friends, it was a huge and lovely surprise to be able to meet her in personas I had no idea she was going to be there, plus she had travelled all the way from Scotland!!
Yesterday was a really lovely day too, spent in York with the hubby and kids. 'Mr. G' bought me this book:
And we had tea at the Gourmet Burger Kitchen where we also got these:
How fab are they?? Ours will hold ketchup, brown sauce & salad cream!
Now as this is post 97 it means that my run of giveaways is fast approaching!! I will be having 3 giveaways of fabby prizes donated by some of my bestest bloggy friends starting on post 100!! Stay tuned over the next week to be in with a chance......