I'm going to share the stitching first...
Well, as alluded to in my previous post, I've started work on something new... the feast after these seemingly endless months of fabric famine! Don't get me wrong, I love my EPP & my cross stitching, but a girl's gotta have a bit of sewing machine action, don't you think?!
I decided to make myself a quilt from Me & My Red Boots... beautifully written, easy to piece & fun pretty colours... I confess I did my best to re-work the colours to avoid using blue, but I put on my 'big girl pants' & chose it after all!
On Friday at Patch group, I sewed two sets of blocks... apparently I talk to myself a lot when I'm sewing, but I had no idea, I was just in Pfaff heaven!
I've managed to set up a small sewing space for a short time, so it will be great to make a bit of progress on this one.
As for the Great Backyard Project, wow it's really coming along now, after delays in Jan for various reasons.
The workshop & sewing room are almost finished the main construction. I've chosen paint colour & flooring... plants & turf have been ordered and are ready to be put in as the last stage of this Project. Hopefully it will all be done in about 3 weeks or so... woo hoo!
I confess that in recent weeks, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the scale of it all... it's a massive change from what we had... I'm still adjusting to the new look, of having a building where there once was garden, taller back fences (on demand from The Difficult Neighbour) & it was visually more open. However, I'm sure that once it's all done, it will look & feel a whole lot better.
Sadly, school holidays have come to an end... mr15 has strode off into Year11... so tall now... lots to look forward to this year for him... he's got a great group of friends... no plan yet for beyond school, but he knows he must make the very best of these last couple of years at school.
If you haven't seen it already, please drop by & admire the amazing quilt my beautiful friend Maria has just finished... it's been a LOT of sew, press, cut, repeat... but it's gorgeous! It's here.
Hard to believe it will be Lent soon... didn't the Christmas Season only just end... oops I blinked & January whizzed by!!