A long weekend for Easter was the perfect excuse to sign up with Wendy of Sugarlane Designs and plan a good few days sewing. Wendy cleverly decided to extend Friday Night Sew In to Easter Weekend Sew In.
As we approach Monday afternoon though, I can only say that my results are abysmal!
Firstly, the stitchery. Although I tell myself I'm ready to swap it out for some evenings of needleturn, I've kept on stitching this BOM and feel quite pleased that I'm now up to Month 7 of nine —
I didn't get very far but it was a good start, getting me thinking about my fabrics and the technique (for example, instead of making individual HSTs I'm using the 8-at-a-time method. I love that method - so much quicker!) —
As you can see, I'm also doing a little extra sewing to create bonus HSTs. I've been doing this with the Bear blocks too and am accumulating quite a pile for another project - another day!here* to see what others got up to.
The weekend has been a lot fuller with family fun that I realised it was going to be.
On Friday we gathered at ED's for a family egg hunt —
On Saturday we went with ED to the Big Cat Sanctuary on the other side of town. This was established by 'The Lion Man' about 25 (?) years ago. We had a lot to do with it in those days as it was quite close to where we used to farm and we grazed stock there. The MOML and Craig got on really well. It's had a chequered past with changes of ownership/management and has recently re-opened. It was interesting to go back. We were very impressed with the new enclosures
The two older grandie-girls missed out on the chocolate but they were both busy working or holidaying.
Even though autumn is here, the kids decided a swim was a good idea. I think they lasted about 20 minutes max!
They had a bit of a family day with a band, sausage sizzle and facepainting which was quite fun.
Peek-a-boo is fun with lots of trees around!
Yesterday afternoon we (YD,ED and I) got together with some friends for 'fivesies'. It was lovely to catch up with them.
I hope everyone else has had a lovely Easter.
'til next time,