this one from the 2 1/2" squares swap our IPS branch did last year. We swapped 375 squares +25 of our own to make a challenge quilt. I pieced this over Christmas while my Janome was in the repair shop and finally got around to basting this monster bed quilt.
I chose wool batting as I had it on hand from a massdrop buy last year and it was ginormous so no piecing batting! It's my first time using wool and though it takes a lovely stitch it is quite puffy.
It's been a right pain wrangling it through the machine but it has given my Janome a really good work out and I discovered a few things in the process of quilting this already!
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I have a Star Wars applique project to get cracking on this weekend too. My glow in the dark fabric and thread arrived so I'm all set to give Darth Vader a go! More on that during the week - ship date is Wednesday!!!!
|My mum and aunt enjoying the parade - 1916 rebellion celebrations featured big with kids dressed up in short pants and the usual groups of girl guides, scouts and community groups kept it really bright and colourful this year!|
It made it really easy to remember Mum and Dad's anniversary. My Dad died the week before my 24th birthday which was quite some time ago but had he lived they would have been 50 years married this year so we made a big fuss of Mum. Our St. Pat's day consists of Mass for some who get up on time(!), parade, pints and dinner at mums! Even though its her anniversary she insists on cooking!
She does love her cards and its a bugger to find a card suitable as most of them are something like: to you both on your special day.... So this year I found this card of a boy and a girl cow and gave her that with a big 50 and happy anniversary written inside - my aunt thought it was very funny! Mum smiled and put it with the other cards of for you both etc... on the mantelpiece. Next year I think I'm going to have to come up with something better!
|Having to steady Wilbs on the sofa as he is prone to falling off at the moment! |
Even his eyebrows are going grey now!
Charly doesn't know what to do - when he seizes she gets confused and tries to attack him so we have been keeping an eye on her too. Thankfully she is happy once you throw the ball for her. Though with rain, hailstones and snow this March/April she is less inclined to venture outdoors. Can't blame her really! Garden needs a miracle this year! If there is any chocolate left I think I might try bribing G into cutting the grass!
So thats it for the moment - still here - still catching up on reading blog posts (up to the end of March now and onto April)! No rest for the wicked - unless your Wilbur!