Sunday, 12 February 2012

Nesting & Sewing?

I really need to kick my own butt and become a more regular blogger but time just seems to fly by and before I realise it, a week or more has passed between posts - shocking isn't it?! Does that happen to you too or is it just silly old me?!

Anyhow since I last posted there's been lots going on round here.The kitchen makeover is nearing completion and I've been doing lots of sewing too.

First up I finished Swoon block #5:

photo taken on iPhone using Instagram app
I've also basted (with help!) and quilted my Sherbet Pips quilt:

photo taken with iPhone using Instagram app
This quilt has also now had the binding sewn on and is just waiting for this evening to come so I can hand stitch the binding down whilst watching Call the Midwife and Being Human!!

On Thursday I travelled to deepest darkest Derbyshire with Katy so we could have our non-sewing meet-up with Lynne and Mandy! Now these sewing meet ups are becoming somewhat hilarious, we cart all our machines and projects down and never do anything except eat a yummy lunch and chat fabric!! These girls are my proper best friends I can't tell you, I love that we found each other through blogging and twitter and are just like peas in a pod!! Here's a picture of Lynne actually working on something:

To be honest it was a productive session this time, the girls (except Lady Katy that is!) helped me baste my Pips quilt and my mum's first ever quilt!! Katy worked on some hand sewing, Mandy showed us some fab hand sewing she's been working on too and Lynne was finishing off a quilt for her hubby. Can't wait to see them again in a couple of weeks, which will probably be my last visit before Hunter is born - yikes!!

Finally our kitchen makeover is nearing completion. The new tiled flooring is down and we're just adding the finishing touches here and there.

The boiler still needs it housing made and a blind needs to go up at the window, there are also a few more shelves and prints to be added so I'll show those bits of the kitchen as we complete them! Next up is the living room.... 


  1. It's amazing the friendships quilting can bring. I love all your swoons blocks and the kitchen is looking great. What colour curtains will you go for?

  2. And there I thought it was just me aimlessly carted sewing machines round the country :oD Sounds like you had loads of fun though, hope you've managed to finish your binding now :o) Your kitchen looks fab, just a teensy bit jealous!

  3. Love the swoon and the kitchen!!
    The get together sounds fun :)

  4. I love everything you do. You are just so talented.

    By the way if you look on my blog you will see I have give you a very well deserved award. Please accept this and follow what it says to do.

  5. Your kitchen looks brilliant. Sounds like you're keeping pretty well and definitely busy! juliex

  6. Wow - can't believe you are doing your house up just now - nesting ahoy! Your swoon block looks fabulous.

  7. I adore your kitchen, it looks great


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