Thank you all for your lovely and encouraging comments on my last post - I'm sorry I haven't had time to reply to you all individually - this working malarky certainly cuts into my blogging/email-ing time!!!
So I've made it through my first week in the new job and it's ok but isn't filling me with joy!!!
But I suppose few jobs really do ;o)
Hopefully it will get busier and more interesting as the term progresses and next week should be fairly eventful as the students will all be arriving.
But I'd much rather be playing in here
or snuggled up under this
reading a nice book, or knitting, or stitching
and generally doing all the nice things I like to do with my time!
But I need to earn some money so I suppose I'd better just get on with it!
Roll on pay day!
I finished the two quilts above over the summer holiday and hand quilted them both. The Amy Butler one has a panel of linen near the top with the quotation "Live, love, laugh and be happy" from "When the red, red, robin goes bob bob bobbing along" which seemed like the perfect motto for life in general
and I quilted it by drawing round a dinner plate over each block of 4 squares and then overlapping the circles. I used one row of overlapping sideplates for the top section and left the linen un-quilted.
Although the stitches are uneven and the fabrics are a bit puckered, I love the effect of the quilting - I just need to improve my technique.
The smaller quilt was made with 2 charm packs of Urban Chiks Swell
and I quilted this in a cross-hatch pattern - again I love the back almost as much as the front - and again, it's wrinkly and uneven, but it still makes me happy!
One day I might be brave enough to try machine quilting...............but don't hold your breath!