Tuesday, 2 September 2008

You've shamed me into it!

Well Dotty has linked to me in her blog and a couple more people have asked why I'd not been blogging lately so I'm making a bit of an effort.

The obvious place to start is with the quilt that I made for Dotty.

A close up of the quilting.

The back. Foolishly I did it with black in the bobbin so the back shows every mistake I made. What was I thinking? :)

I also managed to get a huge tuck in the backing fabric which meant unpicking half a quilt and there was a LOT of quilting on this one. I am deeply endebted to whoever invented the quick-unpick.

It's back to school time for E tomorrow. He's going into Year 10, options have been sorted and it's the run up to GCSE's. Bogglingly he's also opted to take Latin as an afterschool course. This was totally voluntary. He came home and announced that he was going to do it. He's hoping to do something science based when he leaves school. When he was really little he decided he wanted to be a marine biologist and I think that's still in the back of his mind. Maybe Latin will be useful in that. :)

Y has now announced that his trainers no longer fit him, despite them supposedly fitting last week. I suspect he didn't actually try them on and has now realised that he's grown. I'm not quite sure where we are going to find the money for them. We had saved for 'back to school' stuff but that has been spent and there is no room on the credit card. I wonder if they make Tesco Value Trainers.


  1. She is a beauty of a quilt, i love her so much. Yes the quilt is a she :) She is taking pride of place on my living room sofa and is my snuggle buddy.

    That last post was me, i made to many spelling mistakes. ;)

  2. Hee hee. I do that all the time. I usually edit my posts about 5 times and then still spot mistakes. :)