Friday 1 April 2022

A little sewing.

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.

Tomorrow, John, Lucy and I are planning to go walking. I hope the weather is a little warmer as the wind was really cold today. I'm also hoping to have time to quilt another two blocks.

Take care



  1. How exciting baby shopping, it's a shame a lot of things were out of stock but it's nice just to spend the time together doing something so enjoyable. It's lovely that we have photos to look back on of our loved ones, birthdays and anniversaries can be hard once they're no longer with us but it certainly does help to conjure up those happy memories.

  2. Glad to hear that you had a bit of time to sew after your lovely shopping expedition with Katy, Lyndsey! Sorry that almost everything was out of stock!

  3. Shopping for the new baby sounds wonderful, such a pity it never went to plan. Those giraffes are so cute.

  4. Ah, baby shopping is fun if you can find what you want. All the blocks are looking good & glad you fitted in some sewing time. You and your Mum look lovely in matching coloured dresses. Take care and hugs.