Friday, June 23, 2006
First name completed - I've been sussed!
Well my husband has now discovered my deepest darkest secret ....................................
I will take any opportunity to put just one more stitch into something
He could not believe this morning when we had a spare ten minutes before setting off for school that I actually sat down at the sewing machine and stitched! Admittedly in his opinion I should have been emptying the dishwasher - but hey, why have three slaves (oops sorry, children) and not use them. Anyway we're teaching them the meaning of responsibility by making them help out round the house. Plus there's got to be some payback for a 'one off Liverpool FA Cup winners quilt' hasn't there?
So Harry Kewell is now immortalised in red and white fabric :o)
The photo only shows his first name as a size comparison against the title letters - but he is finished - honestly! It's just that DH took the camera away to camp with them before I managed to get the last couple of 'l's on the end.
I felt quite bereft when the three of them set off leaving DD1 and I here at the house - mind you he has just phoned me to tell me he's not even made it to Wellington (eight miles away) half an hour later as there is a blockage on the motorway so everyone is travelling on the alternative trunk road instead. Normally the journey would only take about an hour in total - oh dear :o(
Hopefully things won't be as busy tomorrow. Unfortunately for him he does have the younger 'Are we anywhere near there yet?' two in the car with him. I think he will be sorely in need of a cold beer when he gets there. Purely in the interests of lubrication while putting up the tent you understand!
So that's one name down - thirteen to go :o)
I could actually get cheesed off with these letters quite quickly - I have a very low boredom threshold which is why I seldom tend to make single block repetitive quilts. However alternating a bit of Liverpool lettering and a bit of blue bullseye blocking is making both move steadily along without me completely losing interest
Having seen these two offerings taking shape DD2 has now decided she wants a new quilt too - fair enough. So after browsing through a few magazines she's decided on 'something with colourful squares'
I can feel a scrappy liberated log cabin/courthouse steps in pinks, blues and lilacs coming on.
This liberated piecing is such fun - who needs to match points anyway?