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Friday, 5 January 2018

Sewing marathon

Phew - I cannot remember when I last did so much sewing in one day, but "TA DA", Top Two is put together 😊😊



Management came up with the layout, and there was a tricky period when he was having trouble articulating his idea and I was having trouble comprehending what he was trying to tell me.  Fortunately we managed to negotiate a mess of "no, I mean that bottom right, not that bottom right" without coming to blows and think the end result is fabulous.

I wanted to get finished today because the weekend is forecast to be clear and bright (albeit absolutely freezing cold) and I'm ready to get out in the garden for a few hours.  I know from experience that putting a top aside at this stage can often mean it gets left for far too long, and these quilts are meant to be used in Bill, not piled up on the sewing room table getting dusty.

Next stop is to get the longarm machine running and see if I can remember what on earth to do with it!


Here's the first top again so I can see them side-by-side.




Might be time for this again 😀









10 comments:

  1. Your stitching is brilliant, I do love a sewing day. I was looking at our garden this afternoon, there are a few leaves to pick up and I could do with an hour in the greenhouse. I start to itch to sow seeds at this time of year, but it's far to early.I managed a walk this afternoon the fresh air helped clear my head.

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    1. Thanks Marlene. I remember you enjoyed sewing up bits and pieces for your van, it's like playing grown-up Wendy House {grin}.
      Daisy and I managed a walk after lunch, took her round the village and was probably out for nearly an hour. I too want to sow seeds but as you say, it is far, far too early.

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  2. Your quilt is just beautiful.
    Now that the winds have died down and the rain has stopped, I don't mind the cold too much for our walks as we wrap up warm. I've seen on the news what New York and New Hampshire are suffering right now, it's dreadful.

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    1. I went to New Hampshire many years ago and have seen just how much snow can fall there in a very short time.

      I don't mind the cold at all, it's ice I hate - walking on it, driving on it, falling over on it :(

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  3. Marathon? Yes I've just done one with your blog posts & will just comment here, now that our visitors are winging their way back to UK. Glad to hear you have heating again & also a nicer weekend coming up, which is now time for you to send some cool breezes our way. Was 41.6 here today and still around 29 now & it is 9pm. Love your 2 TATW quilts & hope we get to see them in Bill. We'll catch up soon, take care & huggles from Oz.

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    1. Hi Susan, sory you had to do a marathon catch up session. Hope you are now recovering from having visitors and that it cools down.

      Umm, you said: hope we get to see them in Bill. Are you dropping hints or is that just wishful thinking?

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  4. Brilliant! That quilt is pure sunshine in fabrics, what a happy thing to be part of xx

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    1. Cheers Kate, what a lovely description - we've certainly been in need of sunshine recently.

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  5. A very productive day Jayne, things are looking really good :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice, just need to kep focussed so they become quilts, and not unfinished tops folded up somewhere ... :(

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