My next blogpost was supposed to be about our wee summer holiday, but here we are at the end of January so I am writing my end of month post instead.
I had a fun week. We were given a Christmas gift which read -
"Grandparenting - the ultimate extreme sport"
And last week sure proved it!
(While Mum and Dad had a day out -alone- for their wedding anniversary)
(Believe it or not, not quite well enough for daycare.)
I took these two on their first proper Ganma adventure, to the stream shown in my last post. 'twas a little scary at times but holding hands helped.
(Still not able to go to daycare.)
Mum and Dad both working.
Thank Goodness Friday was a work day at my favourite quilt shop!
Guess what I did Saturday and Sunday?
One more Barbie dress has appeared. Yes it is identical to the first. The young girl might let me use different fabrics next time!
My sheet of notes barely survived the process when I had them under the fabric on the cutting board! I'm thinking that next time I make a set I might take photos and write a tutorial if anyone is interested? I obviously need a better way of looking after the instructions.
These will go into the giftbox....
I'm getting better at sewing binding on totally by machine; couldn't do it without pins though. I like to stitch in the ditch at the front and hope that the binding on the back gets sewed down - I only had to hand sew the odd bit that I'd missed.
In between looking after children during the week I managed to complete the (15) blocks I had offered to make for The Country Yard for one of our new projects.
One last achievement for January. I cleared my sewing bench. Look how it gleams! It still (mostly) looks like that😀
Hanging pride of place in our hallway is a Round Robin quilt made years ago by a group of friends. It depicts our farm, family and life. All the kids love it. They love finding their Mum (or Dad), looking for all the animals and so on. Lily and George spent some time with it last week.
It's the quilt that keeps on giving —
George is pointing to Aunty on her horse and Lily is wondering if the wee button used as a door handle will actually open the door!
On that happy note, I'll say goodnight.
'til next time,