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Batik Quilt finished and Kaffe Fassett top done

I can’t quite believe how productive I have been since my return from America.  I have started and finished 3 quilts, finished another quilt top that will be layered up early next week and quilted, bound and label attached before the end of next week; I have also knitted two jackets and a scarf, designed, cut out ready to sew at least 12 creature bag tags – only another 18 to go to complete the set.


Kaffe Fasset top 1Kaffe Fasset top close up

The above quilt top has only been on the go for 12 months since last years festival of quilts.

I have had fabric printed ready to make into scarves, that’s another job for next week as this weekend is DD 21st birthday, so party time!  The garden is tidy and cleaned up the lawn needs mowing and the edges clipped but that will get done this evening.  Sunday garden party here we come.  Tomorrow I will be making a tiered death by chocolate cake covered in chocolate fudge sauce, chocolate and then just to add something more sweets – smarties, minstrels, chocolate buttons, jelly beans, marshmallows, glitter anything I can find oh and of course 21 candles!

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Red, Blue and White Quilt

With all the red, blue and white around at the moment I thought I had better join in, after all this is the only way I’ll be taking part in the Olympics.  Whilst I enjoyed the tennis, not seeing Novak Djokovic being knocked out though; I suffered the football, I did partake vociferously of the England matches; I have to put up with the cricket every year from April to October, and then the rest of the time via other countries and the TV; I will not be having much to do with the Olympics as they do not float my boat at all, even the football having the best player left out (Mr Beckham) will not be watched.  Therefore my contribution to all this mayhem of red, white and blue is a quilt!  A very easy to put together pattern but it looks impressive and grows very quickly.

The top is done now to create the backing, for which, I have bought some union jack fabric. 

Now to the DVD store or I might sign up with Netflix for a big supply of films!

I have also just heard the sad news that the up and coming series of CSI Miami is to be the last – what will I do without Horatio’s one liners?  They make my day, they are so obvious.