The weather here in London has turned cold and every so often yesterday and today there have been little flurries of snow. I would have loved to stay in all day and sew but I'd promised Katy we'd go shopping. She needed to buy some baby things as she's now 34/35 weeks. We headed to Kingston, my favourite shopping centre, where we decided to start the outing with lunch. We needed to plan the order of shops we wanted to visit. There was a list of things we needed to buy including a car seat but in the event we only got one item. Everything else was out of stock so we'll order things online. We enjoyed our outing and had a great time chatting
Once home I set up my machine and set to work on the Austen Family quilt. I wanted to get two more blocks quilted. Here's the first one I did.
It looks prettier from the back.
The second one I did is this one. I need to do another photo as this one is a little blurry.
I have also been working on the Giraffe block for the Noah's Ark quilt. I had hoped to finish this block but unfortunately I still have a bit to do.
Noah's beard and hair is done using French knots so that will take a little time. The little cat should be fun to do. I need to draw out the remaining blocks and get them finished.
Today I also took time out to remember my mom. April 1st was her birthday. I pulled up these old photos of her to share with you. The photos were taken around 1958 to 1961. I can't be exact but I wore the dress in the second picture between the age of 5 and 8. Mom made both her suit and my dress. In fact she made most of her clothes.