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Friday, 3 May 2013

On top of it!

I felt like I had finally caught up with myself by lunchtime today, for the first time in ages.

Girls packed off to the Bluebell Railway on a school trip, (I was meant to be helping, hence my day-off swap, but too many volunteers and not wanting to pay an additional £9 on top of the £37 already paid, I got to stay home); hubby at work, dear son in school and the big yellow sun in the sky. 

The house got a wash and brush up, 3 loads of washing on the line and then I got to sit in the garden, clear down almost 200 emails and listen to Rhonda's new podcast, (honestly, barking as ever!).

I had some stitchery all planned out in my head; but it was so gorgeous outside, and the prospect of a not-quite-so-nice tomorrow, I just relaxed outside, got a bit pink, and enjoyed the silence! 

Oh, I may have purchased this pattern too, you know, for when I have nothing else to make!

This evening I have cracked on with my Patchwork Please! pouch, added a de-constructed pencil case or two, and now I just need to attach the binding tomorrow.

I do have something to show you though, my first blocks made for Stitch Tease II.  Di gave us the low-down on what she'd like here, and this is what I came up with...


I think Di's concept is really lovely, and the quilt will be a beauty.

I also have the latest Brit Bee fabric from Jo in da house, mostly Liberty prints, pre-cut into triangles, and with free reign, I have this sketched out already.

So on with the weekend; whatever you are doing, and whether or not you have a long one to look forward to (!),  make sure you make the most of it xxx

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like my day...cleaning, washing then sewing in the garden. I like the Bluebell railway :)

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  2. Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day. Love those blocks!

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  3. Pretty bag, and blocks too! Lovely colours! Hoping we get some sun tomorrow! Jxo

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  4. I am so glad you relaxed in the sun. We are supposed to have sun all weekend too.

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  5. Nice blocks for Di! Would you hop over here and do some cleaning please? I can't see out of the windows!

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  6. Sounds like another perfect day in Hadleyville. I like my blocks. My quilt really is going to be pretty.

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  7. Days like that are twice as good as its unexpected! I can't wait for my 3 days off

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  8. I can see oyu gettin gto the bag pattern any day, it's not like you have a lot to do right!?! Love your ST blocks, have you made a little signature block with your name etc on it, will i need to do that for this and everyone??? :o)

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  9. Sounds like a great day! Pretty blocks, and I expect to see completed bag by the end of the extended weekend! Have a good one!

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  10. Oooh, she's chosen fab colours, and I love your blocks!

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  11. sounds like the best way to spend your day... much better than being on a school trip! and you will be nice and relaxed for the "telling" of the trip when they get home xx enjoy your weekend .. sunshine here this am ... not sure how long it will last x

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  12. i love a day like that. the only problem is keeping on top of it all today!

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  13. I enjoyed making my blocks for Di and she sure is going to have a lovely quilt.

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  14. It rained here yesterday, it's about to start raining here today *sigh* Still, rather jealous of all you've got done, so far, all I've done is shift a ton of stuff up into the loft...

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  15. Thanks for the plug Hadley. I really appreciate it! Glad you are listening. Knowing you and my other friends are on the other end is what causes me to record.

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  16. Sounds like a heavenly day! Your blocks for Di are stunning - my favourite colour!
    P.S. I hope the girls enjoyed their trip but was shocked to read that helpers have to pay to go? Really?!

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  17. Your day sounds amazing! I love the colors of the blocks and I've been eyeing the same tote pattern, can't wait to see your version of it!

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  18. What a bonus - a day to catch up and then sew! I like the blocks. Nice work H. Di x

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  19. Love the quilt plan for Di, will be very fresh and "clean".

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  20. Those are so lovely, Hadley! The layouts are so interesting...

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