Tuesday, 16 July 2013

All Work and No Play?

There has not been much computer time at all here the past few days. I've got Marg and her daughter visiting from Australia, and it is so lovely to finally meet her. She's just as nice in person as she is on her blog. I watched Emily in her school swimming gala yesterday, and her school sports day today. All good fun, but time consuming.

Which brings us to the fact that I leave for London in approximately 36 hours and I am so not ready. The time I have had available has been spent flat out sewing and organising. Am I getting control of things? Um, no!

Between all this I have been finishing off Helen's Siblings Together quilt. She did most of the piecing herself. I just helped with the longer bits of sashing and getting the big bits together. Then today I basted it, quilted it and got the binding sewn on the front. This after I got home at lunch time after the sports day.


I figure I can hand sew the binding on the back in London. That's the plan at least. Right now I am off to finish the backs on the sample swap hoops, and I have a cake in the oven for the Y6 leavers disco that occurs shortly after my return on Sunday - and I am the cake making person for this.

So if I haven't replied to any comments you have made recently I am truly sorry. I seem to have rather under estimated what I had left to do before I packed and left on our annual sewing lark. Rather silly of me but it is what it is. It will all work out in the end. Truly it will.

Susan

26 comments:

  1. It will all work out in the end, just breathe. I am also woefully unprepared, but I do have tomorrow afternoon off work thankfully.
    Looking forward to relaxing over the weekend and will be great to see you on Friday x

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  2. We are in the same boat - up that creek without a paddle!

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  3. I feel your pain, maybe weshould all try and relax a bit and enjoy the build up, sod that, I've got sh@t to do!!!

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  4. I am still sewing the binding down on my last sample swap item! Not even started doing workshop prep / cutting out yet. I was going to do it tomorrow when my youngest should be at nursery but she now has a raging temperature which has scuppered that plan. I'm sure it will all come good in the end!

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  5. What with Hadley and her crisps and you with the cake! Congrats to Helen on the quilt - she's done a fab job :) Enjoy Marg - was it Marg who sent the Tam Tams many moons ago?! Good luck with the to do list.

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  6. Have another glass of wine and chill out ...I bet you two are having an absolute ball together. Im pea green with envy!


    Helen's quilt is looking fabulous.

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  7. Wow you have been busy, the quilt looks great though, that quilted flower is gorgeous :-) Have fun in London!

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  8. Helen's quilt looks brilliant! Weren't you sewing the binding down on something last retreat too? Can't wait to see you soon, Jxo

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  9. Helen's quilt is beautiful...I just love the design and fabric choices. It is very fresh....I don't know how you got all that done today!! Take a break, have a tea....and breathe. Things will work out...

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  10. Helen's quilt is brilliant. You have a very talented up and coming quilter on your hands. I love your quilted flowers too Susan and I'm very impressed with your sewing output considering how busy you are this week.
    It seems that many very late nights in Scotland plus driving seven hours in one day turns Marg into a very tired and boring guest,. Drinking wine doesn't seem to have a positive effect on that either.

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  11. Helen's quilt it great! Hope you have a good time in London...

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  12. Helen's quilt is lovely. I'm running around like a blue a$*@d fly as well!

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  13. Breathe. We're all happy to share our class supplies with you, help stitch bindings, etc over the weekend. Just get yourself there and we can all chip in for the rest. You might bring your own knickers, though.

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  14. Don't worry Susan, I am upping your alcohol intake to 4 glasses ;-)

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  15. Helen's quilt looks great! Have a fantastic weekend xxx

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  16. Oh have a lovely time on the weekend... What was I thinking how would I have been able to go at 37 weeks pregnantšŸ˜. Don't forget to breathe and relax too.

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  17. Of course it will be OK in the end. Get Matg working!!

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  18. It will work out in the end. I'm exactly the same position and that's what I keep telling myself.

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  19. Ok I know I'm supposed to say something nice and supportive but with the weekend you are going to have...you get nothing, zip, nada. Stop blogging and get baking and stitching and packing. Hope your visit with your Aussie friend was fun, we really are charming people, lol!

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  20. Hope you get though that to do list. I leave for London tomorrow, so I had a day like that today! See you there.

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  21. I love Helen's ST quilt - please pass on my compliments!! Hope you're having a great time in that there London...

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  22. Remember and pack shoes!! Oh.....too late.....

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  23. It all turned out fine in the end ;o)

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