Don't you just love them! At last I've got some chickens..... 7 of them. I picked them up on Easter Sunday (how apt) and I haven't stopped smiling since. I was supposed to be choosing a maximum of 6 but you know how I am at decision making. I'll introduce them later in the post once I've brought you up to speed with what I've been doing the last few weeks.
What have I been doing. Not a lot!
I'm still wondering what happened to all the lovely optimism I woke up with on January 1st. It didn't hang around for long that's for sure. It's darned hard to be optimistic when your spouse is the Prophet of Doom. Take this week.... he's pronounced the end of the world is nigh yet again. This time it seems we need to stock up on tinfoil (not for the first time). How a roll of Bacofoil will save us when a hidden planet sneaks out from behind the sun to destroy Earth with a burst of radioactive rays I don't know. But.... if he wants foil he'll get foil. Anything for a quiet life. Hot tip..... buy shares in Aluminium!
To cut a long story short..... my Anti Mac pills weren't up to the job so the nice Dr. upped the dosage.
Plus it turns out that my Thyroid blood results showed that the dodgy gland was on the fritz again. Another increase in medication required. Some days I haven't know up from down. I've tried to blog (believe me I have tried really hard) but no words would come. Who knew there was such a thing as Bloggers Block. Trust me.... there is.
Right.... that's the whinge over with. Now down to the business of catching up. I'll start with the sewing.... what there is of it.
Back in late January the girls and I retreated to the cottage again. I did sew....
I made quite a lot of quarter circle blocks for my scrap project. Haven't touched them since.
Made a start on a new BOM too (I know... I should be shot for signing up)....
It's the Lucy Boston quilt Patchwork of the Crosses. I resisted this project for ages but when I saw it as a BOM made with Liberty print fabrics I was sunk. Resistance was futile. Kitty signed up for this one too and she is actually bang on target with the blocks. Me..... well... guess what! This is as far as retreat took me......
I have finished one project this year. I made a bag..... I had to... it was a class.....
It's an homage to my new chickens. If you look carefully you'll see the main fabric has rows of chickens parading back and forth. I love it! Kitty and I signed up for the bag class ages ago. It was held in March at my new local quilt store Holm Sown in Castle Douglas. Rachel (the store owner) is lovely and both Kitty and I learnt lots about interfacing's and bag hardware. Just goes to show it is always possible to teach an old dog new tricks.
While I'm on the subject of bags I didn't show you the gifts I made for Chookyblue in the SSCS swap. Truth is I made a real hash of taking photos of the finished main gift and I've had to 'borrow' these pics from Chookys blog (sorry Donna I know I should have asked first but I'm on a roll and I'm scared to stop)
Here's the bag I made for her.....
|Dora the Explorer a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte|
|Ditsy Dorothy (aka Dotty) a Plymouth Rock|
|Bashful Blanche a Buff Laced Barnvelder|
|Ruby Runabout a Rhode Island Red|
|Miss Prudence a Blue Laced Barnvelder|
|Sweet Molly Malone a Welsummer|
|Rosie Posie a New Hampshire Red|
You've probably guessed I couldn't decide on just one breed of chicken so I got a selection!
They are still young and just beginning to lay but I have a feeling I'm going to have more eggs than I know what to do with when they all get the hang of things.
OK.... I'm going to leave you in peace now. I might just manage to grab a bite to eat before TV time if I'm lucky.
I'm not going to promise to be back soon just in case I end up on the dark side again. Hope that doesn't happen.
Can you believe it.... writing this post has got me all excited again. Heck.... I can even feel a bit of enthusiasm bubbling up. Wonders never cease.
Bye for now then.
Hope you are all having a brilliant year and sewing for all you're worth