Saturday, June 16, 2012

More Quilting

Hi Everyone,

It's been a couple of weeks again since I last posted ... I've been busy, I guess, but not so much, really, I spose (that doesn't even make sense !!!).

I have been busy with my quilting and crocheting, along with the usual housework, laundry, shopping, socialising.

I have been working on a Snake's Trail Quilt, which we are being taught in a workshop / class that I attend.  Here is a photo of how it is looking so far ... I just finished sewing on the borders, so now all I have to do is put on the batting, backing and quilt it ... a lengthy process, but it will be well worth it in the end.

I have also gotten back into a Kaleidescope Quilt that I began working on last year (incidentally, this quilt was taught in a class by the same guest teacher as the Snake's Trail Quilt).  So far I have completed 12 blocks ... I want to make 16.  I have another 2 cut out, am sewing them together now, then need to cut out another two.  Here is a photo of the blocks I have completed so far, laid out on the fabric I will be using for the sashing.  It should look amazing when it's finished.  I hope to use it on my own bed !!

The weather has been a bit ordinary during the past few weeks, good weather for inside activities, but not much else.  Very cold standing at my school crossings ... I've had a few soggy wet days, not pleasant at all !!  I managed to pick up a nasty cold, which fortunately hasn't lasted very long.

I went out to dinner the other night with some girls I went to school with 30 years ago.  It was lovely catching up, to see how much people have (or haven't) changed.  The food was a bit ordinary, won't go there again.  But we hope to repeat our catch up on a regular basis, I think.

Baron and I also went out to dinner with some other friends the following night.  This was a lovely evening, the venue was great, the food was lovely, the company was such fun.

Baron, Elisabeth and I went for a drive last Monday (it was a public holiday here), and ended up in Walhalla.  They were celebrating the Queen's Jubilee, and the town was chockers with people ... it was a shame, as we couldn't explore properly.  Must go back again another time, as it is a very interesting town.

I went and had a CT Scan on my back on Thursday.  I have an appointment with my Doctor on Monday, so hopefully we can come up with a plan to ease the sciatica pain I have been having at night / in the mornings.  It is improving, but it would be nice if it were gone (wishful thinking, I reckon, but we'll see !!) ... it would be nice to get a decent night's sleep again.

Anyway, not much else to write about at the moment, so I might leave it there.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone, and stay safe.

Take care,


Lynda said...

They are both looking great Connie...keep up the good work. See you Thursday!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Thanks, Lynda ... see you Thursday ... I'm on a roll at the moment ... loving it !!!

Gina E. said...

I said I'd visit you, here I am! Can't think how I missed your previous posts; they were interesting as always, and I would have posted a comment on the last one about crafts. You had some good points. Your quilts are fabulous - I envy you that tutor!
See you soon :-)

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Thanks, Gina ... See you soon xx

Merle said...

Hi Connie ~~ Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoy the jokes.I am getting on better with blogger at last.
See what the weekend brings. I am feeling great. I see it is all busy at your place.
Take care dear friend, Love, Merle.

Michael Manning said...

Connie: Your work is remarkable!

Lee said...

Stunning, Connie! What a talent you are!

Nice to catch up with you. :)

Michael Manning said...

Connie: Hello on August 15th!

: D)

Kania Rizthy said...

Your Kaleidescope Quilt, Connie. So beautiful. I really love it. You are very talented.