2 hours ago
Monday, 20 December 2010
burning the midnight oil
Less than a week to go. The kids have broken up for the Christmas holidays, so sewing time is restricted to when they're not pestering me. Which means mostly when they're sleeping.
I've quilted and bound my mum and dad's dream on quilt, and even embroidered a little label, made stockings for a friend and his girlfriend for their first Christmas together (aw, young love - how sweet)
But, alas, Ginger's quilt will not be finished. I can't find the right bright blue thread in any shop locally so I'll have to order it online. That's bummed me out a lot. I should have been more organised. I should have bloody known relying on the local shops for thread was a joke.
I was going to quilt it in a completely different colour that kind of matched but wasn't great. The husband told me to stop being stupid and just wait til the right thread was here.
The pic right at the top is my quilt for January's edition of Fat Quarterly. I need more snow to come so I can photograph it with a snowy background. The snow here is a bit pathetic right now - more ice than snow, and the grass pokes through. The quilt is big, and bright. And I must have done something right because it's the first time Miss G has seen a quilt of mine and said 'I'd like that for my bed'. Result!
Posted by Katy Jones at 00:01
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