Monday, September 24, 2007


With a bit of luck this will get posted out by the deadline of 30th September - just the label to do now. Once again the colours aren't as yellow and mellow as in real life but you get the general idea. It seems to have taken a while but I have got quite fond of it. I want to use yo-yos again in a different project soon - those tools make them so quickly.

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!