Sunday, September 16, 2007

Where does the time go? I haven't done anything quilty for weeks apart from sporadic bursts on the Fall Quilt (nearly finished, but not quite). I see that I haven't posted anything since August 27th either.

Nothing much to report really, I've been busy, but not with anything creative. DS started a new school term (and for those that remember my faux pas last year, yes, I did send him back on the right day). DD started her last year at Sixth Form College and is in the process of applying for a university place for next year. Starting a new job in a college makes me feel like it's the start of the year for me too so I resolved that I am going to be more organised instead of living my life in my usual haphazard fashion. Oddly enough, I am very organised in a work environment but I just can't seem to get it together in my home surroundings. I put together a folder with tabs for Weekly Menus, Daily tasks, Weekly Tasks, Shopping List, etc, etc - we'll see how long I stick to it.



One place we did go was the 800th anniversary of the town of Coleshill, Warwickshire being given a market charter by King John in 1207. My Mum's family have lived in Coleshill since at least 1748 (maybe longer, but that's as far as I've got with the family tree so far). There was jousting and renactments of daily life in medieval times including breadmaking and a blacksmith.


And my latest e-bay purchase was a copy of Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking. I think this was a bit of a bargain, as the cheapest second hand copy on Amazon was £58 and I got my copy for £17. I haven't seen any second hand copies cheaper than that. If I spent as much time actually quilting as I do looking through quilting books I'd triple my output!

12 comments:

Libby said...

Wow - 800th anniversary! Now that's something to have a festival about. I bet it was fun *s*

meggie said...

I absolutely know what you mean about reading quilt books! LOL. Between that, & blogging, I have nothing done for weeks. I admit I have been stalking your blog, waiting for a post, & hoping you were ok.

anne bebbington said...

Glad to see you back in blogland - I guessed a good bit of it was down to your new job - hope it's going well and not too daunting

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

that was a fabulous price on the Liberated Quiltmaking. Glad you got yourself a copy!

Andrea said...

I was wondering where you were ! Can't wait to see your finished mini quilt. Sounds like you got a bargain with the book -I've heard great things about it ! Ebay does sometimes come up trumps !!

The Calico Cat said...

Just yesterday, I was going to drop you a note...

Clare said...

Funnily enough I was just thinking about you yesterday and up you pop. Telepathic or what!

Oh you lucky lucky thing. My dream quilt book but at over £60 I was just dreaming about it - I'm heading over to EBay right now!

Jane Weston said...

Glad to see you are still about. The start of school is such a busy time of year. We're trying to stay on top of schedules here too...but it's hard to get into a routine that works.
The day at Coleshill looks like it was fab..I love all the reinactment stuff. :o)
Hope to see you at Lutterworth tonight.

TTFN

Lynda said...

Look forward to some projects based on the liberated quilt book. The quilt book I really fancy (Clues in the Calico) is £141.51 so I'm going to spend a little time looking for it on e-bay! Or if anyone out there has a copy.......

gwen said...

That book is a favorite of mine! Each time I go through, I get more inspiration. It is a great buy you made!
We go to a lot of that king of festivals in Germany too as my son is a fan of middle ages and knights. It is always fun.
Take care.

atet said...

I just got a copy of that book from the library. I'm already wishing I didn't have to give it back!

YankeeQuilter said...

You will love the book! It gives you permission to play...

Glad yo are back!