Sunday 13 April 2014

A busy but fun weekend

I love the weekend. A chance to sleep in a little, to relax with family, to walk and to sew. This weekend I didn't get any extra sleep as I was teaching a first aid course on Saturday. I teach the first aid course to the leaders in my Guide county. It's a six hour course that covers the first aid they need to be able to run their weekly meetings safely. It's fun to teach but also rather tiring, so it was lovely to get home and spend time with my sewing machine.

This months rainbow scrap challenge colour is purple so I set about making my 4 nine patch blocks. I love purple and seem to have a lot of purple scraps. I particularly like the bright bold purple fabrics. The photos have altered the colours as usual.

I had started my hexie block earlier in the week. I still need to applique it onto the backing fabric. The colours in this photo are much nearer reality.

I also finished the top of the baby quilt I'm making.

Scamp just had to sit on the quilt. I love the car fabric in this top. Hopefully this will be finished by next weekend.

Today John, Tony (one of our friends) and I went for a hike. We had intended to walk the next section of the Capital ring but the London marathon was run today and we didn't want to have to travel on the tube when it would be crowded with people going to watch. The route we decided to follow was a circular route around the village of Shere. This is the route.

We had a great day walking about 7 miles. The weather was beautiful and so was the scenery. I took a few photos which I will post tomorrow. For now I need to get organised for work including washing my hair. I've just got to work tomorrow and then I have two weeks holiday so lots of time to catch up with walking and sewing as well as getting up to date with chores.

Hope you've had a good weekend



  1. The course you are talking about I used to teach to scout leaders. It is tiring!

    Love the blocks!

  2. I love your purples, you can never have too much purple fabric :)

  3. Your purple blocks look great - and I love the baby quilt. It'll be a little while until hiking is back on here: snow predicted for tonight...