Monday, 2 June 2008

You know how it goes...

You know how it goes..right? You know you are not going to be around for a couple of days then suddenly a whole week has passed you by...you've have been there...well that has been my last week...Half Term...What was planned as a quite week with a couple of trips out and a night camping turned out to be a fab holiday with the whole nine nights away from home. I took the boys of to the East coast and we just had such a good time, I have taken so many pictures, which will have to wait for tomorrow as today is getting chores done day.
We had days on the beach, days walking through blossom filled orchards, visits to farms and the usual 'Blyton-ess' adventures that little boys who like nothing more than playing in the mud or water take you on...

But for now, until the pictures are downloaded and sorted I have had a request to show some pictures of my quilt for the Lucy Lockets Quilt swap...sadly I did not take the best of pictures more just quick snaps, but it gives you the idea...the main body of the work was made with Heather Bailey and Amy Butler Fabric...
The back was a cherished piece of retro 1970s sheeting, I am almost at the end of this and it was hard to use it in a piece as backing but it finished the quilt off with a bit of a loud statement. I hope it was not too much for my swap partner...I guess its one of those fabrics you would either love or loath...
Talking of fabric, just before I went away I was introduced to this pile of loveliness and believe me I have more. It was all a little last minute and a certain amount of not thought through buying took place...but what a lovely pile of joy, I wish I had bought a little more of some of the blues as I have ideas for a dark coloured summer quilt for picnic's in the park.

It not what you know but who you know...there I was sitting knitting with my knitting group and someone mentioned fabric, as you would guess my little ears pricked up and we got chatting about sewing...One of my knitting friends very kindly took me to a lady who was selling all this amazing fabric and such a good price I could not resit...yes I dipped into my holiday money, but I was happy to give up a few ice creams for a few extra meters of this fabric...Then I went away with a whole week to think about all the lovely stuff I could make when I returned home...on walking through the door after nine nights away...I went into my sewing room and just flicked longingly through the pile of goodness...Am I mad? Do you do this kind of thing? So whilst I go and reacquaint myself with the washing machine and tackle all the chores, I leave you with a token picture from my holiday, at then end of the week I met up with friends from school for a camping trip and whilst I wash the clothes free of dirt and the wonderful smell of the burning wood camp fire I will think of the cosy toes, the sound of children laughing, good food cooked and eaten outdoors shared with good company with one or two glasses of wine I shall remeber the fun we all had...these are the things are memories are made off...

14 comments:

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

So nice to hear you had a wonderful holiday,times to cherish - little boys grow up so quickly. Take a look on my blog, I have tagged you - if you have time and energy enough to take part!
x Vickt x

Sal said...

What a fab time you've had..and that mini quilt is wonderful! I look forward to seeing more pics of your time away ;-) Sal

quiltdude said...

Sounds like you have had a wondeful half term, that camp fire brings back so many happy memories of childhood summers in Corbridge.
Looking forward to seeing what you are going to do with all that scrummy fabric.
X Clare

Caroline said...

sounds like you had a really amazing holiday and i look foward to hearing more about it.
Glad you are back though - my computer has missed you (and maybe me too!!)

Jane said...

A lovely holiday, and now a beautiful quilt to make. glad you had a lovely time. Jane x

anne bebbington said...

Suzie - the whole quilt is gorgeous - I love it all, it's sitting on the wall above my cutting surface and makes me smile each time I see it. BTW - I have loads of blues, dark and light, if you want some

Lazylol said...

Glad enjoyed your holiday. The quilt is beautiful, I love the fabrics you used.

jessica daisy said...

Glad you had such a lovely holiday, lucky you for getting that bargain pile of fabric. I complete understand you longingly flicking through that pile when you got home. Quite often when I get a minute spare, I go into my sewing room and just sit quitely looking at my shelves with all the fabric on it, thinking of what I could make with it. then I pull out certain pieces, stroke them, put together colour combinations, and then put them all back. If my husband saw me he'd probably have me sectioned!
Jessx

OliverandOlivia.com said...

Ohhhhh ahhhhh the mini quilt is just gorgeous. I love it!

Kitty said...

So glad you had a lovely time Suzie. The mini quilt is really gorgeous, and can't wait to see what you do with the fabric. I have been known to just look longingly at fabric, and touch it now and again.

Pervy or what? :-O

x

the homely yearwww.thehomelyyear.blog.co.uk said...

What fabulous fabrics...I must confess that I do the same...anytime I have new fabrics I have to keep looking at them and go to bed thinking of what I can make...how sad is that!

Charlie P said...

Sounds like a fun 9 days :)
Lucky you getting all those pretty fabrics! And I really love your quilt swap quilt, I'm sure your partner will be delighted.

Queen of the froggers said...

I am glad you had a great holiday. The quilt looks lovely in those greens.

Jen said...

I think we all have moments of just sitting and flicking through our stashes pondering the next project. I love the sheeting you used as the backing fabric. It's absolutely gorgeous. Your swap partner is one lucky person. Love the blog. Jen