Monday, September 27, 2010

Goodbye Taunton................

............... hello Uni

Well she's there, she's in and the next phase of her life begins

Lots of hard work - these are her flatmates I hasten to add, not just two random blokes off the street :o)

Lots of partying - more flatmates and new found friends

Lots of rugby - the most important job of the day, inflating the ball!

And all being well a useful degree with good career prospects at the end of three years

But for now lets take one step at a time

ps In a room this size how do you store your spare duvet for when friends sleep over?

Why in a great big quilted cushion cover just right for a back rest when lazing on your bed :o) (Please ignore the lazy lout (Dad) skiving on the bed with Ted - the red white and blue cushion is the real subject of the photo!)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Uni quilt is done.......

..........well all bar the label that is!

Bulls eye rough edge blocks but rearranged into curvy stripes and surrounded by a thick plain border and the balance of the leftover blocks interspersed with a few appliqued small circles
I then quilted between the rough edge quadrants but it was a little puffy so ended up with wiggly lines of continuous loops along the centre of each of them - quilting over rough edges is a little tricky but I did it

All it needs now is a label on the back and it's ready to take that journey across the UK to Hatfield this Saturday - I hope she can feel all those hugs stitched into it if she gets the odd pang of homesickness - but with a bit of luck she will be so busy they will be few and far between :o)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Oh my - where did three months go?

Well haven't I been a tardy blogger
The summer has flown by
We managed a couple of weeks away at the end of July in Kent - the kids and Nigel didn't always see eye to eye so it wasn't the most restful fortnight but we managed a break which is more than some people have this year in the financial constraints that are affecting lots of people
Sarah did well in her A levels with an A* and two Bs - this means we drive her across the country in less than two weeks time to start the course of her choice: Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire. She worked extremely hard for these results and we are incredibly proud of her although I shall no doubt feel like I've lost my right arm when she goes
Nick gained an A* in his second maths module to join the one he earned earlier in the year and has now moved to the new Academy to start work on the rest of his GCSEs for the next two years
Louise still has another year until she starts her GCSE subjects so this term is a time for choices - which subjects should she select - I'm sure Art and possibly Music will feature high on the list
As for me I've managed some stitching amongst the large pile of books I've read
These were a couple of little wallhangings I made for Julie at Joe Tulips in exchange for some neutral fabrics
Finally in preparation for Sarah's departure I'm currently quilting her Uni quilt - a bullseye design in various blues - pictures to follow on completion
Hope you're all managing to get a little time to enjoy some stitching too :o)