Friday, 14 August 2009

Wish me luck !

Missing in action once again. This time I have a valid excuse - we have had a few days away down in London. All had a fabulous time and although I optimistically sneaked a box of hexagons in my case I never found the time to work on any.

We went to Legoland which was brilliant. The lego village was amazing. I was even brave enough to go on a few roller coasters with Jason and Patrick. Must be getting daring in my old age - lol !






We also went on the London Eye


It was a clear day and we got some terrific views. Hotel was lovely and food wonderful but now back to reality and a huge amount of laundry :-(


All around my room are funny strips of fabric -

these are on my desk





these are on my sewing machine






these are draped off my noticeboard







and this just keeps getting moved about.






So wish me luck - hopefully next post I can show some progress.



Now I am absolutely hopeless at naming quilts. Usually they just get called things like Mum's green quilt and Jess's pink quilt. Well I am breaking the mould with this one and calling it The Wonder Quilt. I am wondering how big it will be as I haven't a clue. And it will be a blinking Wonder if I ever get it done - lol ! My sewing time is a bit limited just now with the kids school holidays and Jason working from home. And every time I sit down and sew some-one or something needs my attention. Anyone feel like renting a garden shed out to me ???

Have a good weekend xx

18 comments:

sewkalico said...

You can have our garden shed. Mine wants to put me in there, but it would be a cold walk in the evenings LOL!

Lori Young said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I wish I could get as much quilting done as you do. I live in Utah in the United States but my husband is from Wales. We were able to visit there two years ago. What a beautiful place! I can't wait to go back.

Meggie said...

Your wonder quilt is such pretty colours!! It will be lovely.
Good luck with finding sewing time.

miniaturequilter said...

Beautiful quilt in progress!!

julieQ said...

Pretty quilt! Love the way it is shaping up. The legos are fascinating.

Sheila said...

You really made me LOL with the 'blinking Wonder' comment! Sounds as if the boys are mending well. Love, love, love the quilt in progress.

Gail said...

I think the quilt is quite lovely, I even like the strips on your board. Of course, you will get it done, eventually! Glad you had a great time in London.

Guðrún said...

You can come to me!

Fiber Happy said...

Lovely quilt, as usual. Life gets rough when you can't find the time to sew! Tell them you need a couple hours holiday and to not bother you until XX hours, LOL.

Cheers

Jude said...

That's similar to a Round the World' isn't it. I made one as a wall hanging...very effective when quilted. Good luck

Gina said...

Love the pics.

Good Luck with the quilt but if all else fails I'm only a few hours away

love and hugs Gina xxx

loulee said...

Come and share my dining room with me!
I recignise some of those fabrics. We'd have to be careful not to get our projects mixed up.

Rhonda said...

I can't believe that those giraffes were made from Legos....WOW. What a wonderful mini vacation you had.

LC said...

Love this post... happy even if a bit frustrated because of the UFO... sounds like the story of my life too. You could have my entire walkout space if you wish!

Sally said...

Sorry no garden shed but I do have a spare table in my sewing room !
Colours are lovely on your strips, keep on sewing

A Time for Stitching said...

Hi Andrea, Can't wait to see how the quilt turns out!

I took hexagons on our recent break too - managed to get a small amount done.

FLO_rancher said...

Oh those fabrics are so wonderful..together. Awesome. I pulled weeds that got way too tall out of my garden. Nice and cool in NEbraska USA 69'.sew peacefully DEB};o

Sandi said...

I like the name of your quilt. I think I have a few "wonder quilts" waiting in my sewing room. Yep, "wonder when I will get them done" quilts, that's what they are. :-) I don't have a garden shed you can use but I do have a spare bedroom. :-)