I truly believe that the girls will be back in school on Monday. It couldn't have happened last week. Emily sobbed over her homework on Thursday. Complete brain and emotional breakdown.She was not ready to return at that point! We are just about back to normal and I am so pleased. It has been a long week.
Now that my attempt at Christmas fairs is over, and the quilt for himself is made and given I think I need to turn my mind towards Christmas making, of the present giving kind. I already owned this book.
Now I own this fabric.
And I am in love. These are no not the typical fabrics I go for and not the typical colours I go for either, but the more I look at it the more I love it.
My sister-in-law likes deep reds, and blues, and greens. I looked at the different lines of fabric and contemplated some of them, but I found them too dark for me. I know that the sofa they own is dark brown leather so I am hoping a throw in these colours will compliment it and that the reds and soft blue in these fabrics will appeal to my SIL.
The maps and the text appeal to me, and even that lush dark red is calling to me. Well, I can't always do brights, can I?! So I am going to use the book for inspiration and hope to come up with an idea of my own that uses the charm pack as well as the jelly roll, but it may turn out that there is a quilt in the book that is just perfect and I go with that. I am not used to using patterns. We will see how that goes.
And for those of you who wonder why us UK quilters complain about costs sometimes, this one charm pack and jelly roll combined cost me over £40. That converts to almost $65. This is why I end up buying most of my fabric from overseas and why I really shop around for it. It just isn't in the budget to be spending this much very often. I only got this because in the long run I end up saving on the actual money spent at Christmas. And as the first gift made with this has to be sent to Canada I needed it now, not in two or three weeks time.
But at the end of this day - my girls are bouncing back and I have new fabric. Life is good!