That's my life just now. Do you ever have those times when you hardly have time to draw breath? Now you want to know why don't you? Well nothing out of the ordinary really, just life in general. We had a training weekend at work this weekend, that's always a busy week. Why? No, I'm not a trainer, although my husband is, but my responsibility is the catering. Yes, it's the vegans again! Four of them. Lunch and snacks for two days, and not a vegan caterer to be found. So it's do it yourself time, AGAIN. Oh well, the good news is it is two months until the next, and last, weekend in the course. If they were not such lovely and appreciative people I would dread it. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed there are none in the next course.
So, what have I been up to sewing wise? Well I haven't had a lot of time so I had to prioritise, first I made,
this, a courthouse steps block for Stephanie in Hive Two in Stash Bee. In reality it's a bit brighter than the pic, taken on a dull and miserable day. Stephanie wanted sea colours, and do you know that although I have made log cabins before I have never done a courthouse steps. Well I have now! By the way, the grey background is white!
I also finished,
this block for Carmit. Only this time I lightened the pic too much and it's richer than it seems here. I wasn't having such a good day when I did this pic either. It's a 15 inch block in purples, no those strips are not grey, honest, I seemed to have striped the colour out of the block. Carmit is in Stash Bee too in Hive 4, this was her request for February and I was two weeks late mailing it so I didn't post it on Stash Bee. I was hive crashing you see, Carmit, from Quilting Rainbows, was the very first blogger to strike up a conversation with me when I started blogging, she made me feel so welcome, and I have never forgot it, so I wanted to make a block for her.
The only other stitching I have been doing is,
THIS!!!! Oh yes, singing and dancing time, I stitched my Meadowfield Mystery quilt top together. I am so happy with it, although not so happy while I was stitching it, it almost drove me mad. Some blocks stitched together so easy and others, honestly, I took out the seams three, four, five, even six times before I was happy with them, I kid you not, they just wouldn't line up properly. A couple of times it was so bad I had to walk away, THEN when I went back it fell into place first time, have you ever had that?
Unfortunately I haven't had time to get it layered or start the quilting yet. I need it finished because it is already a week late. Yes, I am going to give it away. I will be sad to part with it, but you know I have had so much pleasure making it I am happy for it to give pleasure to someone else. When I get it finished that is!
If you haven't been here before, Meadowfield Mystery is a free pattern from the very talented Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs. The wonderful news is the next one, Magnolia Mystery, starts on July 6th, mark that one on your calendar. I had so much fun with this one and seeing everyone's progress on the Facebook page I am definitely joining in.
I just HAVE to show you what came through the post though
the first block from my bee mates in Bee Inspired. This one came all the way from Canada from the lovely Velda who blogs at GRANNYcanQUILT, even her name is lovely. Gorgeous isn't it? This is SO exciting, and just think, I get to do it all again in May when I am queen in my Stash Bee hive.
So that's all that's been happening with me, pretty boring isn't it? Except when you receive surprises in the post that is, I tell you, when I open the front door coming home from work my heart is thudding with the thoughts of what could be on the doormat! Bet you can't wait till next week when I give you the next instalment (helpless giggles).
Linking up with the lovely
Lorna at Let's Bee Social
Kelly at Needle and Thread Thursday
Sarah at Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
Shelly @The Carpenters Daughter Who Quilts hosting for TGIFF
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts