Well.... the wheel came off my wagon this weekend! I'd intended to sew up a storm but that was before I fell foul of my old nemesis..... procrastination!!!
So... without further ado here's a photo of the quilt I made for my friend and neighbour last Christmas....
This applique has a story to tell too. Just after I prepared the block for stitching Mac had a workshop accident with a chop saw and severed part of a finger. He was admitted to hospital and had to undergo two surgeries in three days. First one to try to stitch his digit back on. Second one to cut it off again when it was decided the first op hadn't been a success.
Now... because of Mac's offical status of 'Hermit' and the shock to his system of being removed from his comfort zone I was allowed to stay with him at the hospital the whole time. Well... from 8am till 10pm each day. I got to sit and stitch lots of leaves and flowers during that time.
I wouldn't say it's a fantastic memory because Mac was really poorly the whole time. It was a huge ordeal for him and a big relief for both of us when he was finally allowed home after 4 days.
There was another 'first' on this quilt too. The first time I tried stitch in the ditch anywhere other than a straight seam. With a bit of help from Tilly.... cheering on the other end of the phone.... I ditch quilted around the applique and yoyo's (which I stitched down... still not sure if that's what you're supposed to do with them).
So.... there you have it. A blast from my past!
While I was procrastinating over the weekend my mum took over one of the tables in here.....
She likes to come over when she has knitted blanket squares to stitch together. She reckons at 83 she's getting too old to creep about on the carpet laying them out.
Mum is a obsessive compulsive charity knitter!! Honestly... she'll sit up till the wee small hours of the morning to meet her self imposed deadlines. Last week we delivered 21 sets of cardigans and hats she knitted for the premature baby unit. She'd no sooner got home than she produced 6 scarves for her sheltered accomodation charity coffee morning. Now she's working on half a dozen more blankets for the local canine rescue centre. Red and green... for Christmas!
My mum dosen't know the meaning of the word PROCRASTINATE. I have a sneaky feeling I'm adopted!!
I'm sworn to secrecy about the cause of my swithering. It's my SSCS gift... shhhh say no more! I'm not the worlds best decision maker at the best of times and when it comes to deciding what someone else might like.... I could dither for Scotland!! Still... I'm making good progress. So don't worry swap partner you will have your gift. If all else fails I'll ask my mum to knit you something!!
Better get back to decision making....
Hope you're all having fun!