Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spring is here????

After a very wet and windy Easter we are getting ready for the first trip of the year in our caravan to Northumberland. I have made us a couple of quillows over the last two weeks - one of which uses the latest apple core I have just finished hand quilting. 

While on our recent ill fated weekend retreat during which 7 of the group including me went down with a vicious bug I started a new quilt using a very modern jelly roll I had bought on a trip to the very lovely Scarborough Sewing shop but managed to get very little done as I spent the Sunday in bed ill. 

So I decided to get on with it and make it for my dear friend who we meet up with on our trips away in the caravan. We have been friends for over 20 years and I just know she will like this as it is very much the style and colours she loves. 
And we may need it this weekend if the weather forecast is correct! 
As I had done with mine I added a block to the back to turn it into a quillow so that she can use it as a cushion. 

I also finished off a small baby quilt for a neighbour who is about to gain a new grandchild so I wanted ready for when "it" arrives. 

I am still keeping up- just - with the Craftsy block of the month but need to get this latest round completed soon.

My son is now half way through his trip to south and North America and is sending us some wonderful photos of the adventures. 
This is them getting ready for a bike trip down the Death Road in Bolivia!  He sends me the photos after they have completed each daring adventure and then let's me know what they have been up to! Only 3 months to go until they get back. 

So looking forward to a short trip and a chance to catch up with our friends so need to sort some hand sewing incase I find a few minutes ! 

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