It’s not all been about the sewing this last week, in fact I had to suck it up and do one thing I hate most in the world – clothes shopping!  I know some people love it, and some love making their own clothes, but to me they’re more a means of keeping warm and containing all the bits I don’t want the world to see…  Anyway, I managed to be relatively efficient and get the hairdresser and most of the clothes done on Thursday, and on Friday I took my gran for lunch and for her shopping (plus a funeral) and finished off my clothes shopping.  I also had to dig the hoover out to literally suck it up in time for my visitors arriving yesterday, but I did finish the gift for one of them (the other having declared themselves an anti-handmade gift recipient).  I started another quilt/class sample, and there was other secret sewing, but that will need to wait for a while yet I’m afraid!

Finishes This Week:

This is the gift I was able to give this week, and is part of a pattern set I’m working on at the moment.  I decided Lori needed a treasure book to keep things in that she collected on her travels, and since we’re heading north in a camper van later this week, when I saw this fabric a couple of months ago I knew it would be perfect for *something* related to the trip!

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My other fantastic find, which went on the inside, was sparkle vinyl!  Now I’ve seen glittery vinyl in lots of colours, but none that was clear before now, so when I saw it it just had to leap into my arms.  I also threw in a pocket for a notebook, and a couple of pen pockets.  I didn’t make her take my camera manual or the leaflets though, I just wanted to demo the height of the pockets ;o):

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On the inside back cover I added some vinyl pockets that I divided up for smaller items like train tickets:

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In Progress This Week:

I got the front of these 2 piles chopped up, and the back pile partially prepped for where they’ll fit into the quilt.  I may be some time working through this, as it will be my ‘when I have a little spare sewing time’ quilt, and we’ve already established that I’m off on my jollies in a couple of days!

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To Be Worked On This Week:

  • Typing up all the Quilt Now patterns I sent off the items for last week
  • Showing the visitors round Glasgow and taking off in the camper for the north
  • I’ve prepped some hand work to be done while I’m away in the form of some giant hexies to be basted (I glue baste), and maybe a clamshell purse if I can find my thin template plastic

I hope you all have a great week!

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