…… discovered a new stitch!!!!
Now, it might take me a while to get around to telling you about that as I need to procrastinate a little.
Actually, my family will tell you that procrastinate should be my middle name instead of Susan.
Well, in fact, it shouldn’t even be Susan! I was named for my maternal Grandmother Sue. When reading through papers a few years ago we found her birth certificate and her name was actually
Sue -Ann. I like that better, a bit quirky methinks and I like quirky. I might have to change it.
Thinking about it, it runs in the family – forgetting your name – my Uncle, the aforementioned Sue’s son was called Harry. One day at work someone was calling for Henry Dawson, quite often and persistently, and he didn’t realise it was himself till a workmate told him!! Hehe. What a family, I so belong to them. 🙂
That so very neatly leads me onto my next subject. Siblings Together who tirelessly work to help separated siblings to spend quality time together. If you don’t know of this amazing charity please click the link and read about them, it is such a worthwhile cause and I have only the greatest admiration for the people concerned with it.
Apologies for some of the photos they are photos of photos so not very clear at all, Hopefully, you get the idea from them anyway.
I love my family
and have so many happy memories of times spent with my sister
|I know black and white. Showing my age, but you all know I’m ancient anyway. That’s me on the left!|
and I know that Correne feels the same about Oliver.
So the quilting on the machine was a real challenge, to say the least. I decided to do straight line quilting in the ditch. Keep it simple. No chance for errors. And so on. Such a dumb idea!!! What was I thinking?!!! I can’t even walk in a straight line! How did I think I would be able to sew in a straight line the whole length of a quilt?? Don’t ask me, I have no idea. Cue me having a hissy fit. Mumbling and muttering, walking out the room, I may have even slammed a few doors, raiding the chocolate stash, feeling guilty that I’d raided the chocolate stash. Don’t worry it wasn’t till I’d eaten it that I felt guilty- I’m not that dumb!! And so on and so forth…..
So, trying to pull myself together,
I sat down with a glass of wine and a cigarette – wait no I don’t drink or smoke, I sat down with a cup of hot water and had a loooong think. And that was when I realised that I’d discovered a new stitch. (I told you it would take a while to get there!!!) It’s called ‘meandering in the ditch stitch’ or ‘meandering in and out of the ditch stitch’. Depending on what seems to fit at the time of stitching!! Now I’m feeling a little less …. what shall I say…..ok…. yes……grumpy…….(nods heads vigorously)……..that’s the word……Grumpy. Here it is then, I’m tempted to say our but I really shouldn’t lump Correne with any of the responsibility of it’s creation. After all she only offered much needed support and the compliments that come with the rose tinted specs of a daughter! But……………it is from Nellie’s Niceties.
Well, I know it’s not perfect by any means, the quilting is …. well, it holds the layers together shall we say and one of the blocks is the wrong way up. But the fabric is bright and fun, Fairytale friends by American Jane with Kona orange, yellow and blue – colours that are right out of my comfort zone. But it is made and sent with much love and hopes for a bright future for the young recipient. And hopefully, the young person who receives it will have a generous heart and love it anyway for the spirit in which it is given. 🙂
And just to remind you that I do get it really right some times, although Hadley may beg to differ if she’s reading this and sees the colours! In my defence, Correne gave me the layer cake and it is by Sweetwater who do design great fabric lines. :-)) I wanted to make a quilt for her to take into hospital. You know, in place of a hug from me but it’s been sooo hot and I don’t cope in the heat, so it turned into a pillow. Which is probably as well, Correne hates the heat too and hospitals aren’t the coolest of climates to be in.
So folks, that’s it for now. Thank you so much for visiting and spending time with me. I really appreciate it. Hopefully, next time we can tell you about our secret projects, cause I’m bursting to tell you about mine!!!!!
Take good care of yourselves. Happy sewing. Xxx