Happy New Year? W-I-P and a sorry

I’m probably a bit late on this …  but …. Happy New Year!!!

(and my apologies for not posting for so long, and effectively falling off the face of the earth for a while. My New Year’s resolution is to try to be a better blogger!!)

I’ll try to catch you up on everything I’ve been doing …. there were a lot of quilts last year, and time became my biggest enemy (and failing at my attempt to become superwoman didn’t help much, either 😉 ) Some, alas, may be lost to all but their current owners, as there was an ‘incident’ before Christmas with my SD card …. it was borrowed by the oldest nestling for a GCSE Art photogaphy project, and hasn’t been seen since. I suppose I should take some of the responsibility, since I’d been slack in the uploading-photos-to-laptop department 🙁

In the meantime, here’s a quick shot of what I’m doing now ….

Rugby shirts

Deconstructing a stack of rugby shirts ….

Rugby Shirts (2)

Cutting them nicely into pieces – I’m working off a 5″ square grid here, scaling up as necessary to take in important logos, numbers, etc

rugby shirts (1)

and fitting them nicely together ….

rugby shirts (3)

the quilting is going on …. a geometric diamond grid of 5″ squares in red, white and blue. It’s just about done now – the binding just needs to be stitched down.

Elsewhere ….

I have this little nasty to deal with. It’s not the end of the world, more like a curve ball, but it’s still a little scary. Fingers crossed that a single surgery will see it off?


And the dog continues to be horrified by the cat’s outrageous behaviour …


I hope 2016 brings you all you hope for!

Now – I have 25-odd feet of binding to hand-stitch down, so if you’ll excuse me?




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