I feel as if I have been busy doing nothing. We have had some snow and our garden looks magical. It is just a bit difficult to get out to the village and out to the main road though.
I have been sewing but with each project that I am currently doing, I have hit a problem...
I cannot sew my son’s birthday quilt as he is at home due to A level exams and I can’t risk him seeing me doing a bit of furtive sewing.
I have two side swaps going on at the moment. The first is with Liz. This dear bloggy friend made me a tote as I missed out on the Mouthy Stitches 2 swap. I was rather disappointed that I had missed the sign up but this lovely lady offered to make me one. I was definitely not going to refuse that offer as Liz is a really talented sewist. I also received a key fob that I absolutely love as I never loose my keys in my bag anymore.
|Tote from Liz|
I have really dragged my feet about returning the swap. This was partly due to not knowing what she would like. I wanted to make Liz a different sort of bag but didn’t know which one to pick. When Liz left a positive comment on my Perfect Quilted Tote I asked if she would like me to make one for her. I was relieved when the answer was 'yes'. I have finished sewing the quilted part but cannot progress any further as I am waiting for a delivery of black Essex linen for the top, bottom and handles… I hope that it is in a colour way that she will like. It is based around the phone fabric.
Yesterday I finished the second swap item I am doing. This is an infinity scarf for Nicky. We agreed that I would make her an infinity scarf and she make me a little basket with some FM stitching on it. I don’t want to show you a full photo of the scarf as I would like it to be a surprise for her when she receives it (it is in the post). It is made with Liberty fabrics and is very soft.
|Infinity scarf for Nicky|
This week, if I have time, I would like to make another triple zippy pouch however my main focus is to finish the birthday quilt. It is a fast quilt top to make but I have the young man in the house and cannot get on with it!
This brings me round full circle as I feel as if I am busy doing nothing except enjoying the warmth of the fire and the magical snowy views from the window.