Thursday, 3 July 2014

IT HAS BEEN...

.... a funny old week x I thought it was going to be quiet and I would have LOADS of time to sew... silly me!

 I seem to have been in and out like a Jack-In-A-Box !Gus has been to see the vet for his annual check and vaccinations .. just about his most hated place to be!! My mum had an out-patient appointment in Manchester xx There has been the school run .. and taking James to Lego group x .. phew!

Monday I DID do some sewing .... I joined in with the latest Quilting Gallery Mug Rug swap.. it doesn't need to be finished until August .. however .. my partner is an American lady living in England .. and she will be spending most of July and part of August ..IN AMERICA ... now I could have left it until she comes back BUT .. you know me!! I wanted her to have them before she went .. AND .. we are doing a small bag swap just between our selves ... SO .. off I went .. and Tuesday they were in the post x..






We had Anya Townrow to speak to us on Tuesday at  Congleton quilt group.. I love her work and never tire of hearing her speak x She came to talk to us at Sandbach earlier this year as well x WELL yesterday we went of to a WINDY Prestatyn for the day..


and when we came home I felt the inspiration... and dug out this Anya pattern that was in my "to-do" pile x...


I started pulling out fabrics .. and.. today I finished off and I now have ..




I'm VERY happy with it x

I received my JUNE..


and JULY postcards this week..


I am hoping to get mine done soon !!

I did manage to make my Christmas swap block..


and that has gone in the post to Tasmania. I caused a stir in the Post Office because seemingly Tasmania in NOT on the Royal Mail list!!! It went Australian rates in the end .. after much discussion!

I did not get as much sewing done as I thought I would xx BUT I did manage some .. hopefully I will get a little more done in the next few days xx

Diane x

8 comments:

ga447 said...

Your post are adorable and again you get lots done. I started a table cloth for me today. I love your pillow.

kiwikid said...

Wow you got a lot done for not getting much sewing done this week!!! The mug rugs and bag are great, you Dad looks like he is saying "What are you doing?" Great photo!! :-) Love your pillow! Tassie is part of Australia - they get offended when they are forgotten!! I guess to the rest of the world they are just Australia! Your Christmas block is lovely too!
xx

Carla said...

Looks like you did manage some lovely sewing. I always think I will get more done than I do...

Farm Gate Creations said...

Wow! So much done, boy have you been a busy bee. So many beautiful projects.

Janet said...

That looks like a large amount of sewing to me!! I love the postcards you made for your partner.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Gosh, well done, loads achieved!

Sharyn Baldwin said...

You have been such a busy little bee! You have done so well, you deserve a great big hoorah! Well done Diane! How on earth did you get anything done when you were still working? Don't we all ask ourselves the same thing?

Maggi said...

Considering you had a busy week you certainly got a lot done. Such a lovely lot of gifts for your swap and I really like the postcards.

Anja is always an entertaining speaker. I have made up a couple of her patterns in the past and they are very well written.