Friday, 1 May 2009

May Day

My day job is as a supply teacher and this past two weeks has been manic, I had forgotten what it is like to work each day. I had also forgotten what 29 four year olds can be like! Normally I wouldn't expect work the first week of term so I got lots of fabric from Doughtys to dye, its still sitting in the bag!! I am back to the same school this week and off to the farm on Thursday with them. I have promised DH that I won't return with anything living!! We have got quite a menagerie including cats, chickens, rats (of the pet type), goldfish and goats so really don't need any thing else.

I have however managed to do some stitching on my shibori sample,

Its not too easy to see on this photo but I am hand stitching in a spiral shape. Its a mix of machine and hand. I haven't done any hand stitching for a few months so I am a little rusty. Most of my stitching this week has been name labels on everything from socks to sweatshirts as DS is on Scout camp from tonight. The labels won't stop him losing things, they just make sure things get returned.

I have also done some machine quilting on the dragon quilt, just a few blocks to go now...

I thought I'd also just share this picture of Simba, falling asleep during his piano practise!

I'm just about to watch PS I love you so hope its not too weepy so I can continue stitching...........


  1. Sounds like a busy week, both last week and to come! Your dragon quilt is looking good. I know a little dragon who would love it! I've blogged about your blog today so you may get some visitors instead of just me stalking you! :o) Have a good weekend.

  2. Hi, I followed the link from Julie's blog to find you! I have dabbled a little with shibori and it's something I may have another go at when I get time ... good luck with your new blog! Carolyn :o)

  3. Thanks Carolyn for your comments. Starting this blog has been a steep learning curve but hopefully worth it!


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