Hope all enjoyed the St Patrick’s day celebrations and monuments all around the world going green for the day. I love that bit!
It’s my mum’s wedding anniversary on that day and as Dad is no longer with us we like to make a big fuss of mum on the day. (Couldn’t get married during lent back in the 1960’s but everyone knows St. Patrick’s day is a day off from lent right? ) So very little sewing done this week. I’m late with my WIP Wednesday post, so I’m thinking of this as a To Do Thursday post instead!
I did get my Make modern quilt finished on time so really happy with that and looking forward to sharing with you for the May edition of the magazine.
Now that the deadlines are done and dusted, I am hoping to work on swaps, book reviews and finishing some long languishing WIP’s!
Anything mythological and fantastical with a bit of the underdog winning through brains and co-operation is right up my alley. I have a fondness for Hans Christian Anderson as his stories always have an element of kindness to them. Little Red Riding Hood seems to be the most popular and it really is hard to resist the Brother's Grimm for evil villains!
Both swaps require a mini quilt or similar sized item, a smaller handmade item and some goodies. A mosaic image of likes to help your partner and 3 work in progress photos are needed to abide my swap rules. Nerds has a post date of 1st May for Internatinal and FairyTale June 29th. Thinking cap is well and truly on! Might have to try making a Sew together bag yet as one of my items!
Also on the To Do list is a book review I promised a friend. I'm reviewing A Quilters Mixology by Angela Pingle and decided to make some lanterns from her book only I'm not making a bed quilt. I'm hoping to make a sewing machine cover! Using EQ7 I've resized Angela's designs from the book from 16" to give me a small medium and large lantern. Imagine this folded in half with the pink on one side and the purple and yellow on the other. It's all curves and drunkards path and looks like fun though I suspect lots of pins will be needed!
Of course I got carried away with playing with the curved shapes then in EQ7. It's kind of addictive when you get going! Not sure what this is going to turn into.
Lastly but not leastly, I am hoping to play catch up with all the blog posts I've missed while my nose was firmly to the sewing machine face plate!
I love reading what everyone has been up to and though you can't sew and read at the same time it's important to me to make time for both! Apologies to those comments I've been late replying to! How about you guys - are you having a To Do Thursday too?