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,

9 comments:

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.