Saturday, January 06, 2007

One done, three to go!




Well I stitched away like a little demon for every spare moment I had yesterday finally putting the last stitch into my first applique border about 15 minutes past midnight. Here we are - the first of the four borders completed and ready to stitch onto the centre. Sorry the photos are a bit smeary - not sure why - probably due to the tiredness of the photographer and the lateness of the hour!

Today will not necessarily give me as much opportunity to stitch as it is twelfth night - the day by which traditionally all Christmas decorations should be taken down here in the UK. Usually I take ours down as soon as possible after New Year, but this year I was somewhat distracted by the construction of a scrappy quilt so I left it. However now I can't leave it any longer so down will come everything today.

This morning Nick should have had a football match against the main competition in his league but the pitches are all completely waterlogged so it's been postponed. We've had a lot of rain over the past month or so and everywhere is very soggy and it's raining very heavily again this morning. The weather men tell us we're due quite a lot more this coming week with dangerous gale force winds around Wednesday so it seems like a good time to batten down the hatches and stay indoors and stitch - what a good thing the house is full of fabric :o)

No such luck tomorrow - Sarah has a rugby match in Cirencester, not that far from Siobhan these days, and the club have provided coach travel as it is a good 170-180 mile round trip. They estimate 2.5 hours each way - I don't think it should take that long as a lot of the journey is motorway but I shall take some hand applique to do on the coach - well never one to waste time just sitting! Mental note: must get that all prepared today so I can just stitch and stitch away as we travel. Hopefully the weather won't be too vile as the club we're visiting is pretty exposed on the top of a hill and we could get rather damp on the sidelines and not have the benefit of a hot shower afterwards like the players.

Right off I go - I do have a tree to take down you know :o)

12 comments:

Helen said...

It looks fantastic. can't wait to see the whole quilt.

joyce said...

The border looks beautiful. I can't believe you got it done so fast!

Linda_J said...

Wow, you HAVE been stitching like a mad woman! It looks terrific too.

I love your floor tile or flooring. It even looks quilty.

Dormouse said...

Stunning!!!! You really must have stitched like a demon. It's going to be gorgeous.

pamina (laurence) said...

your border is wonderful. I can't wait to see your quilt finished....

Libby said...

Looks great -- you really have been working hard. When inspiration hits there's nothing to stop a quilter *s*

Judy said...

Rather than leave you 6 or so seperate comments, I'll just post the one here for all the posts I missed in the last few days!

You are without doubt the FASTEST stitcher I have ever seen!You have me beat I swear! I love the quilt and the borders are fantastic! Great job, really!!

meggie said...

LOVE that whole quilt! Those borders are amazing. Like everyone else, I cant believe you have done it so quickly.
It really is just beautiful.

Nancy said...

WOW! didn't you just start this - like YESTERDAY! You sure do work quick. And produce such lovely work too. Can't wait to see the whole project.

Dawn said...

It looks beautiful! It is so going to be worth the work!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh, it's beautiful - love the vine border. Can't wait to see the whole quilt completed.

YankeeQuilter said...

The border looks great...today was such a nasty, rainy, windy day I can't imagine sitting on the sidelines of a rugby game!
Sio