Monday, 11 November 2019

Remembering and being thankful

Today is Remembrance Day, in fact the 100th Remembrance Day since the end of the first world war. If I was working today I would join with the rest of the university staff and students for 2 minutes silence at 11 a.m. to remember the fallen in all conflicts and the Veterans and current military personnel. I am very thankful for their service in keeping our country safe.

why was veterans day once called armistice 2019

Having spent the morning and early afternoon marking I awarded myself sewing time. I still have marking to do but I have a relatively free day tomorrow so I can get it done at work.I'm going to take my headphones with me to cut out the noise in our open plan office, avoid eye contact with everyone and slowly work through my long list of things I must get done. 

I managed to complete the remaining 3 blocks for the Christmas quilt . All the blocks went together well and they look so colourful and fun. The blocks make me feel so happy. So now I have all 9 blocks complete.

My next job was to cut the sashing and the fabric for the remaining friendship stars.

Finally I marked the diagonal on the background fabric so I can get on and make the half square triangles tomorrow evening.

This evening I was going to complete John's jumper by stitching up the sleeve seams but I've changed my mind. Instead I wanted to start the knitting on the elf slippers so I pulled out the yarn and the pattern and found the right sized needles. All ready to get started. 

I'm really enjoying making time to work on my projects. It's quite amazing just how much you can get done in a short space of time such as half an hour.



  1. Your blocks are beautiful and are going to make a great Christmas quilt. Ohhh elf slippers! how cute.

  2. Your Christmas blocks are so pretty. I can’t wait to see what the whole thing will look like.