Saturday, 25 July 2009

Feeling Better Now

You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? Well, I had them last Saturday (yes, I know, a week ago) to do lots of sewing and knitting. Well, I came down with the nasty tummy bug doing the rounds and got nothing done:<(

On the Sunday we had planned to go to Rylstone with the Historic Car Club for our Christmas in July lunch, and as Mick has missed out the last couple of years we went, despite me still being a bit off colour. It was the most glorious blue day and was even a little warm. It is a really pretty drive over there and the streetscape is lovely with old sandstone buildings. No, I haven’t got any piccies – blame my not feeling the best. I am so pleased we still went. We haven’t been to any Club runs for about 6 months and it was really good to see everyone.

I have been doing more wash cloth knitting in preparation for the Wash Cloth Swap. I tried some that I wasn’t really happy with, so they will be mine, and have now completed the one I will send off. It turned out quite well. I think I will do more of these as they are quick and easy.

This one is the first I did and it is for me in a waffle pattern, which is very effective - even on the back. I love the colour - it suits our bathroom well. The yarn is unusual – 75% recycled cotton and 25% acrylic. It will be interesting to see how it wears.

I decided to try and do a stash busting quilt for Mum’s 80th. I found a nice pattern by Michelle Marvig in Quilters Companion for a medallion quilt and have pulled out these fabrics. I’m having a think. (Click on the photo to see the detail better.) Another alternative would be to do a quilt using 80 different fabrics. I would be able to come up with the number, but what design? I don’t know. I’ll procrastinate for a while.

It was patchwork today and I have finished the embroidery on the blue wren. I should have it finished very soon.

So, after a slow start, I have actually done something. Lots more to do though.


loulee said...

Try making 80 small blocks, all different then lay them 10 x 8 with a sash!! Simple! LOL
What ever you decide, I'm sure your mum will love it.

Jelly Wares said...

The washcloth looks great!!! Can't wait to see which one you've made for your swap partner...

Take Care
Jodie :)

Bec said...

sorry to hear you have been unwell, it's horrid isn't it - as you always have plans when you get sick. Glad to hear you both enjoyed the outing.
love the wash cloth, and your bath looks very invitinginthe background!
Love the fabrics you have picked out for your mum's quilt, which QC issue is it in?