I've not been missing in action since my last post, just working. I have found work and sewing and trying to post on my blog is just too much and doesn't fit into the time available. In an evening after work I tend to do some slow stitching or planning but sometimes I get my machine out. It all depends on the time I arrive home, who is cooking dinner and how busy the day has been. In younger years I wouldn't have worried about any of that, I'd get my machine out and sew late into the evening and occasionally all night just to complete a project.
On Friday I had a few chores to do and then I was able to set up my sewing machine and get on with the quilting on the tulip table topper. I still needed to finish sewing the applique down so that was the first job. Then I got on with the main quilting. I had spent some time thinking about how I wanted to quilt this piece and I'd decided I wanted to echo quilt around the tulips. I think the quilting has worked well. I've attached the binding but it still has to be stitched down.
I haven't finished the binding on the Christmas mini yet, mostly because I had a book I wanted to finish reading and I was working on a project for the Rose Coloured Glasses blog hop taking place next month. I think I may have over stretched myself on that project, only time will tell.
Yesterday John and I went walking to our favourite bluebell wood and 7 friends joined us. The weather was very warm and I forgot to take sun screen with me. Fortunately, I didn't end up with sun burn. The bluebells were beautiful.
There were also primroses, cowslips and violets.
and I almost forgot the wild garlic.
We ended the walk with a late lunch at a café, where John and I enjoyed a tasty prawn salad and a slice of lemon drizzle cake before heading home. The day was perfect for a walk and we really enjoyed it. Maybe we will have time to do another one next weekend.
This evening I am working on my project for the May blog hop. Sorry I can't show you a picture at the moment. Tomorrow is a bank holiday in the UK and John and I are having a craft day. John will be working on his Vulcan bomber model and I will be working on the dolls for my dolls house. I'm hoping to make at least one of the dolls.