Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Aaaaannd Relax.....

Phew! It's been a busy few weeks around here! I've been struggling to find a balance between my new course-work and general family life and work. There's been a lot of tail chasing but I have just submitted my first assignment and feel like I relax for a little while.



 In my last post I was trying to decide if I was strong enough to give away my precious scrappy blues quilt. Well it turns out that Sarah and Lynz were right and I am Gollum! I couldn't give it away!



My Sister in Law did have a baby boy, and I whipped up another quilt using some hoarded Stoey Boek by Birch and some other bits and bobs.



As it turns out, she loves it. Being organic, it's lovely and soft and apparently whales are really in fashion just now! - Who knew?!

Meanwhile the precious quilt is sitting folded up on my treadle sewing machine and I can stroke it every time I walk past :)

I've also been making Bee blocks, enjoying some new crafty books and online classes, and been playing with some very delicious Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo that got sent my way,  but I'll tell you about that another time.


For now I'm off to have a cuppa and give myself a pat on the back for getting my assignment submitted on time :)

Happy Wednesday!
Fiona x

19 comments:

  1. Both of your quilts are so beautiful! It's often diffucult to apart them. x Teje

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  2. Lovely quilts Fiona :-) Not surprised you wanted to keep the first one.
    Congrats on handing your first assignment. Time for some reward stitchy time this weekend :-)

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  3. So glad to see your post, I woke up this morning thinking about seeing friends at quiltcon and wondering how you were doing with the new schedule! I am glad you are still managing to find time to sew! Your new boy quilt is lovely, and I am glad you are keeping the first one. Now enjoy your relaxation time ; )

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  4. Gorgeous quilts, I can't wait to see the Carnaby Street one! Are you enjoying your course?

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  5. Love your low volume scrappy blues - don't blame you for keeping it. It's gorgeous!

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  6. I'm not surprised you couldn't part with it! It is gorgeous!
    Love the new boy quilt, that orange binding is just perfect!

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  7. Well done on keeping all those plates spinning Fi! Your baby quilts are so cute! Jxo

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  8. Well done for getting your assignment in. It's a huge weight off, isn't it? I love that you kept your precious blues. The replacement whales are just spectacular...every one wins!

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  9. Precious things must be hoarded. If you can then I can, and that makes me feel better. :-)

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  10. Sewing and study- you are doing a grand job! And you have your 'precious' as reward for submitting on time! Your new quilt looks beautiful too!

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  11. Well done on the assignment and keeping hold of that quilt xxx

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  12. Well done with the course work - that's some amount of balls you're juggling! Dont blame you at all, it was a keeper :-) Replacement looks suitably gorgeous, so success all round!

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  13. Yay, you've done your homework now you can play :oD Who knew whales could be fashionable...

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  14. Keep going with the course work-it will all be worth it

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  15. Sending you a virtual pat on the back too. Really glad you kept the quilt and the new baby quilt is gorgeous too so everyone is happy :-)

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  16. Well done on completing your assignment. And you never know when you might need that lovely baby quilt!!

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  17. Yay! Glad to hear you are getting some time to relax. Congrats on your nephew and whipping up your quilts! Xo

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  18. These are both lovely and I'm all for keeping favorites now & then! ;-)

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