Sunday, 27 November 2011

Borders On

I think that my body has been exposed to the combined germs in this family for long enough. It is rebelling. Last night I was in bed before the girls and this morning I couldn't have dragged myself out of bed again for love nor money. I dosed, and I read, and I dosed some more. This is not a common occurrence. Usually as soon as I wake up I get up.

When you start your day at 11am you do not get a lot done. But if you are with your family, laughing a lot, and listening to your children playing schools for hours on end this is no bad thing. I have been delighted in the girls play today because I just love that sometimes the age old games are the best and they have been playing the same game for three hours now. Their soft toys are getting quite an education, and himself and I got told off for being too loud!

The Sunday dinner is slow roasting in the oven and the house smells good once again. For those of you who are curious, this week it is lamb belly. If you like lamb and you don't like the price of lamb then try this cut sometime. It is far cheaper. It needs a long, slow roast to melt away the fat and leave your with meltingly tender lamb. Much like you would cook belly pork - without the crackling!

I was going to veg in front of the telly and watch some recorded programs - Kirstie's Handmade Britain - or something. But it went against the grain to have nothing to show for the day other than a full belly. So I finished the quilt top instead.


It needs a bit of an iron, as the border is not as ripply as it appears here. I do think that the red border has made all the difference and helped the stronger colours pop out at you. Some of my cornerstones around the edge look great.



Some, less so.



But this desire to sleep rather than do must have addled my brain, because I really don't care. I am happy with the way this quilt top is looking and believe it will make a nice Christmas present. My desire for perfection has been overridden by apathy contentment.

So I have folded up the top, turned off the sewing machine and iron, and I am going to go finish the dinner so I can put my feet up and relax. Watching Formula 1 - silly me forgot to plan ahead for my viewing pleasure! But it is the last of the season so I guess I can snooze through it.

Susan

26 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect Sunday! And your quilt top looks great :-) hope you are feeling better soon

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  2. Aww sorry you are feeling ropey...I've missed a few posts so I just had to go back and see where this quilt top came from...it's amazing! and I am rather taken with that fabric that looks like architectural drawings...was that part of the jelly roll? x

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  3. The quilt turned out wonderful! I love the fabrics and the pattern you selected for them. No one is going to notice the little corner of the square is not perfectly pointed-- they are just going to admire the whole beautiful thing! Your SIL is very lucky. I hope you're feeling better soon!! And your Sunday meal sounds delish!

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  4. The red border finishes this perfectly, enjoy your dinner. I have just polished off roast chicken (not the whole thing!) made by the husband so even nicer.

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  5. I really love that quilt! I hope you feel better soon.

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  6. The quilt is beautiful, and the red binding is perfect. Sounds like you are having a wonderful relaxing Sunday.

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  7. Great quilt you have made and the border finishes it off beautifully!

    Hope you are feeling better tomorrow! I have so far managed to resist the germs and am hoping everyone is back to school tomorrow!

    What is your next project as you seem to be storming through!?

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  8. Sounds like a nice day. I'd love to have a day (or morning) spent reading in bed.

    The quilt looks fantastic! I love the red borders. Wow! Who cares about the itty bitty corners being lopped off here and there. Nobody will notice, anyway!

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  9. It looks real grand!
    Enjoy your lamb x

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  10. The red border and cornerstones have really made the colours pop and it looks great! Enjoy your lamb!

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  11. Oh that looks fab, hope you're feeling 100% soon (oh, and quieter too of course ;o) )

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  12. Sounds like you are in the same bed as me...we are all cough cough sneeze sneeze around here too! I know this week is going to be less than productive!

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  13. I hope you are feeling better, real soon! Good for you, getting the quilt top done! As I believe only God is perfect, your chopped off corners are very minor in the whole scheme of things!!! Love the red border!

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  14. The quilt top looks great - well done!! Hope you feel better soon x

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  15. it looks fantastic: bet your really pleased with it. Hope you start to feel better

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  16. Love they way it's come together!

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  17. Love the red borders - really makes it pop!!

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  18. Well, I think having a full belly at the end of the day is a perfectly good result! The quilt's not bad too! :) Now go listen to your body and rest, sleep and take plenty of fluids :) feel better soon Susan :) x

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  19. Sounds like the perfect relaxing Sunday! Quilt top is looking awesome with the red border - perfect choice. Jxo

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  20. You finished a quilt top! While you were full of germs ! You are totally my hero. How do you do it. Im completely de-motivated to quilt at the moment. Send me some mojo!

    It looks amazing especially with the red border. Go you!

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  21. Oooh, the red does look just right! And you need to send some of that motivation my way. We are all a little ill over here and not much at all is getting accomplished! Especially not borders and quilt tops!

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  22. It seems all my peeps in the UK are ill right now. There must be a nasty bug going around. Take care and get better. I love your quilt and lamb belly sounds like something I would like. I'm coming for dinner soon.

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  23. That quilt is gorgeous...love the red border. And you know how I feel...matching points is highly over rated!!

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  24. So sorry to hear that you're not feeling well hun! But it's good to have rest days :)
    Quilt is looking FABulous. LOVE the border.
    And PS shhhhh but my angles always tend to look like the bottom pic ;)

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  25. I just love how the red brightens everything. Absolutely gorgeous!

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