Well, where do I start?
I have been really busy with workshops, talks and demonstrations in the past few months. Had a family crisis at Christmas then just recently I was ill for about three weeks. Swine Flu some say but the Doctor said Bronchial Virus so I’ll go with that. Never felt so ill in my whole life, took a while to get my strength back. But the best news is I finally decided to no longer be in paid employment. Almost 22 years in the same job - Phew! Feels very strange at the moment. DH keeps saying I am retired and I keep pointing out I am ‘between jobs’ and I still have a few years (and a few more than I should have thanks to the powers that be) before I can draw my pension! Bless him. :)
And my point is? You are going to see a lot more of me on here very shortly. I may even get to grips with Facebook – you never know. :)
I just finished my ALQS5 which went to Sharne who was very pleased with it by all accounts and yet again I was really lucky with my swap partner. Unbeknown to Kate (the organiser of ALQS) it was someone that I have known a while – Glenys from New Zealand. Glenys made her quilt using some of the fabrics from her erosion bundle. This is her description that appeared on the ALQS5 blog:
This quilt is made up of the materials from my erosion bundle. I love the earthiness or organicness (if there is such a word.) The main fabric is cotton with 2 colours of organza and the hessian and ribbon. All these were in the erosion bundle along with the lace. I have also used rusted bottle top and agate beads.
It is amazing and I am really pleased to have it in my collection.
And a huge bar of dark, mint crème filled chocolate….
Yes, all gone before I had chance to take the photo. *LOL*
How does that saying go ‘A minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips’???
I have also been working on a technique which will appear in the June issue of Workshop on the Web. Here’s a sneak preview.
And lastly, I don’t tend to do much family stuff on here but just couldn’t resist showing you this. Meet Miss Lottie Sas aged just 3. It’s her nursery school photograph. Isn’t she an absolute sweetie? Butter wouldn’t melt? Don’t you believe it. *LOL*