Sunday, January 29, 2012

January Roundup

Well, not too much really over this past couple of weeks.  I have been particularly busy at work and have had some late nights and early mornings there, and quite honestly, by the time I have come home and cooked dinner and done a few chores, I have been quite tired.  If I pick up a needle I fall asleep!  I have not been watching tv even.  So early nights have been in order and I have been reading a bit.  I have enjoyed that.

I have been doing a lot of this though...

cutting out squares for a black and white themed quilt.  There are oodles of these babies, so to get to and sew them together now will be great.  I do find I need to cut in the daytime, so it is often home and into this for a bit each night.

There has been a bit of collecting going on over the last year, and this is one of my favourite fabric lines, Martinique by 3 Sisters.  This is the fabric that will adorn the sewing room and I have a few ideas to make some deliciousness to cover my machine, overlocker and goodness knows what else.I did make these our of Martinique..... a ort bag, and a wee tiny bag to hold the threads I will be using when needleturning a quilt I am about to start.  I knew I needed 'somewhere safe' for them lol. I am loving my new sewing machine!

I have not even worked on Holly and Ivy much, but here is where I am up to on this.  I do hope to work on it this week a bit while watching a bit of tv in the evenings.

Another weekend over, back to work for another week.  I am looking forward to the long weekend - Waitangi Day, 6 February, our national day.  I know there will be stitching involved and some gardening will be a must also. 

Have a good week, thanks for popping in, and I just love the comments you leave.



Alison said...

Oh Kath..I'm loving your black & whites! For god's sake don't suck me back into the quilting world! Holly & the Ivy is looking good too. :)

Lesley said...

Your quilt will be stunning ,in black and white,and I love your Holly and Ivy design. Roll on Feb 6th :)

Christine said...

It's been busy for me at work as well! No getting to ease into the new year for either of us it seems. I look forward to seeing your quilt come together! Lovely progress on your sampler, too.

Farm Girl said...

Great to see you're getting into another quilt! Holly & Ivy is looking lovely. Martinique - now that is still one of my favourites too! Have a great week Kath :-)

Wendy said...

I have always been going to do a black and white quilt and have got a few pieces collected. Maybe you will be my inspiration to get going.
I hope you enjoy a quieter week with time for stitching.

Deb said...

Oooh, glad you have the quilting bug now, Kath :)