Well, this weekend was quite productive in this household.
Both DD's decided that they wanted to sew.
Such an easy pattern, they even put their own zips in with me pinning and giving lots of advice. Even I'm not that good at putting in zips.
They were very happy with their achievement, they've already asked for another pattern thanks. They want to graduate to toys. Only problem is they were each using one of my machines- I only have 2, what am I supposed to sew on? They've started calling each machine "theirs".
I've been doing a lot of hand sewing lately (no wonder!LOL).
More Dear Jane blocks have been made, I'm not quite up with my goal of 10 each month. I've stitched 5 this month. Might get 5 more in the next couple of weeks.
I've also been stitching some more Joseph's Coat blocks- nearly finished 14 blocks. That's enough to make the first 2 rows.
I also decided that I wanted to make a start on another project that's been in the wings for a few months. I attend Summer School in Wodonga with Patchwork on Stonleigh each January. I love the quilts designed by Karen Cunningham from Sydney. I'm receiving the patterns for her adaptation of a British quilt by Jane Pizar called Irish Circles. The patterns are coming monthly.
I've cut the borders, centre and block backgrounds. The green stripe for the border was purchased last January before Ms A and I even left Summer School. We were the ones at McD's using their internet to browse around looking for it. Eventually found the last few metres on the planet in Texas, USA. We were very happy. The pink is for the centre circle. Think I'll start on the blocks first. They're only 8" finished, so not too big, and a nice mix of piecing and applique.
Plenty to keep me busy whilst my machines have been hijacked!