Firstly let's start with an apology - I thought that I had published the blog yesterday but clearly hadn't - I wondered why no one wrote a reply!! Anyway that has been sorted now - and I will publish the traditional confessional photo of my purchases at the end of this blog!
I always find the day after a holiday difficult - on the one hand there's lots of work to be done - washing etc, on the other hand I am REALLY tired! The day started early when Jean came to pick me up and go and fetch the dogs - the house is just too quiet without them so its nice to have them home - albeit Daisy has been flaked out for most of the day and the house is now filled with her debris!
Today the builder came back to lower my craft desk - wow it's good! There is clearly some work to repair the damage of the wrong fixings (my fault if you recall) but I have seen a nice idea for a fabric "Splashback"! Whilst he was repairing my damage, I was starting to think about the church's paper festival. In less than 2 weeks I have to make a "lounge" out of paper and card - bad timing since I now have a lovely sewing desk to use!
Having made a simple wreath (yes I need some Easter eggs and bunnies I know) I got my Scan and Cut machine out of the box to try it out. I tried to cut a preloaded design out - my first attempt cut too deep and stuck to the mat but my second attempt worked ok. Next will come the Easter eggs and bunnies before I move onto scanning my own images in!
Bad timings come in many forms - I had intended to use this clear week to make everything and to clear the landing upstairs ready for a new carpet. Oh dear how life must be laughing at me! I came back to find two more hospital appointments - in addition to the one I had due for Thursday. So I am at Grimsby hospital on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday!! Each one seeing a different department - and I don't even know the results of the MRI scan yet!! On the bright side I had my holiday away so can't complain!
The rest of the afternoon / evening will be spent making a paper vase and some flowers - my life is soooooooo glamorous but at least I can do that job in front of the tv and catch up on the soaps from last week!
As for my purchases - well, here is the confessional photo!
In case you can't make it out - and please remember that this is from the Lynette Anderson workshop AND the Festival of Quilts - I bought:-
A lampshade kit, A paper ball kit for the paper festival at church, A mini quilt kit, a pack of LA fat eighths, some blue felt and perle for some projects from my Snowhappy book - the one that Wendy bought me for my birthday, some yarn dyed fabrics (you can't get them easily in this country and Sewingbuddy, Wendy and I have a lovely book which uses them a lot!), two Santa buttons for scamblesby folk, some leather handles for my LA workshop bag, three LA zipper pulls, a LA scissor charm and a pair of appliquick scissiors, a Hugo dog button, some replacement fabric glue sticks, some printable fabric sheets, two linen panels from Cowslip Cottages (near Mum and Dad), the LA pattern for the second day project, a kit for the LA spool holder and some spare spools - I have 20 but need 24 if its full! - some more yarn dyed hexagons, three 1/2 m of French General neutral fabrics for the Splendid Sampler, some muted fat quarters for a Janet Clare pattern that I bought a couple of weeks ago, some cream on cream fabric for embroidery and some sky fabric for a trial project, a black mat and appliqué sheets for the appliquick needle turn technique that we learnt at the workshop, a project case to add a LA embroidery to and some Terial Magic for the Scan and Cut. It's a lot I know - but, as you can see from the description, a number of items were bought with specific projects in mind! Oh - and why the empty fudge packet? Well - that was our treat from Janet Clare for wearing our doggy badge that Wendy kindly sewed. Trust me at the end of the day that sugar boost was much appreciated!
I will also add a photo of a quilt pattern which Wendy bought - now this could be our next project Sewingbuddy!!