Wednesday, 26 September 2007

All kinds of busy.

Sorry I've not been around, life kinda got in the way.
DS *1 is in hospital, has been for almost 3 weeks now, every time we thought he was on the mend, there was a setback of some kind. So lots of tooing and froing there. Hopefully he is on the mend now and will be allowed home soon.

In the middle of all that was a weekend away in Manchester, which was OK, but I couldn't settle and wanted to be home.

And while all of that was going on I've also been busy with another of the charm quilts for DS *2

Once again I meandered all over, this time in scarlett red! Hmm, I wonder what he will make of that, I also wrote his name in the meander, as I did for his brother. The meander is not as intense as on the first quilt, more of a drunken stroll up and down the fabric. I wanted to explore what different effects I could achieve.

It just needs me to complete the binding, which I'll hopefully get to do tomorrow.

While in Manchester at the weekend I visited the Trafford centre, did a little shopping. No quilty shops, but I did find this in a book shop.

This was the only quilty book on the shelf, it's great, what a treasure. I've looked throught it a few times and hopefully will get to read it soon and try out a few ideas.

My friend Janet sent me a huge box of goodies from the USA, I'll post pics of it's contents next time. Thank you Janet.

I'm off to hospital now, see you soon.


Janet said...

Loulee...another wonderful surprise! DS#2 will surely be happy with it!

Patti said...

I hope your son gets lots better soon.

Clare said...

I like the contrasting thread. Looks good. Hope DS1 comes home soon.

Gina E. said...

LOL at your comment about drunken meanderings over the quilt!! I think I've seen that book around Melbourne. I don't quilt as you probably know, but it looks like a fantastic book for anyone who does do it.