Wednesday, July 12, 2006
More kids and no quilts yet
Yesterday afternoon saw me putting about another two hours into 'The Brute' - still only seem to be about half way round but I keep chugging away in there and hopefully over the next few days I should be able to put the quilting part to bed (Good pun that eh?) The binding doesn't phase me - I just stitch it onto the front with the walking foot and then enjoy sitting down in front of the tv hand stitching it to the back merrily away - must be a natural hand stitcher - strange that I don't hand quilt really then - perhaps I should retry 'a la Tonya' without a frame because that's one of the reasons I couldn't get on with it before.
I have two other quilts to bind for the show at the start of August - one is the group raffle quilt - a small double bed sized with moon over the mountain blocks - will show you a pic once I've done the binding - the other is a cot quilt I slammed together also for a raffle prize - and of course I have my 'Tonya alphabet' one to do too - so that'll be a real Binding-fest once I get started on all that. All these need labels and sleeves so I'm on a tight schedule - but we will get there.
The photos are of my son Nick (he's the little red-headed guy) at a sports festival last weekend with 999 other kids from schools all around Somerset. The first day was general skills training to pick out the top 150 to put on forward for further coaching etc, the second day had them doing a sport they'd never tried in the morning - he had picked fencing and was lucky enough to get his first choice - and then in the afternoon they got to do a sport they liked - again he was lucky enough to get his first choice of cricket. Football would have been his real pick but it wasn't an option as so many kids do play it normally if they're into sport over here and a part of the festival was to give them the chance to try new things. He got a silver certificate which I think will mean he's not in the top 150 but he had a fabulous weekend at the wonderful facilities of a very exclusive private school near where his dad works - how the other half lives eh?