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Monday, 29 October 2012

Some calm...

Half term has swung into town; we have already successfully school-shoe-shopped, car-MOTed and turned up the central heating.

I won't complain about the weather (for once), because I know there are a lot of friends battening down the hatches for real tonight, and a bit of gusty drizzle here really is nothing in comparison.

Last night I got as far as ironing on the transfer for the next embroidery I want to attempt from Aneela's book, but then I could not resist the call of the hexies again.

So I decided instead to immediately start making my Mum a cushion for Christmas; I routed about and opted for a calm, low value selection to match the decor of her bedroom, I enlisted the help of my Szzix-winding princesses and got this far...

So now I am all set for my TV-watching, swimming lesson and ballet-waiting moments again.

To my East Coast American friends, be safe xxx

19 comments:

  1. I need another sofa project....I technically have the rose star quilt (which I told myself I wanted done by the time I give my class in the new year) but I can't be arsed with it! Mainly because I have run out of the right fabrics and money, boo :-( Perhaps I'll distract myself by starting scrappy hexies!

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  2. Enjoy the couch time.....pretty hexies!

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  3. Do you hire out the Sizzix turning princesses? I could do with a sofa project!

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  4. Sounds lovely :-) Really need to sort out a few sofa projects too, I'm all out!

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  5. half term.. hm, are your guys on break now - do you have year round school or 10 months like us? interesting to see the differences.. my rents are in nJ - said the storm is INSANE and its not even there yet.. should be interesting..

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  6. More new shoes already? Yikes! Love the calming hexies! Jxo

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  7. child labour?? Great result though!

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  8. Calm is good, the hexies are great.

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  9. It's a bit too crowded on my sofa at the moment! I need to clear up a few projects before starting new things.

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  10. Have fun with hexies - my first patchwork project (in 70s) was hexies - still have it - sadly killed my passion for life ... but sure yours will be wonderful xx

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  11. I'm stalking a sizzex machine on eBay at the moment! Enjoyhalfterm x x

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  12. Aneel's book isn't available until 15th November - by then it will be old news as everyone will have completed all the projects! It's still on my Christmas list though!

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  13. this will be a relaxing make for you I am sure! enjoy! x

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  14. Have fun on the sofa. (Ok in my head that didn't sound quite so wrong!)

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  15. The hexies look very pretty and I love basting them - relaxing and satisfying!

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  16. Looks like you are well prepared for the school holidays

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