came in the post. Isn't it lovely? Serena was reading my blog and working out what to make me when she read my (in)famous post I'm Expecting. She immediately started making a ...............Baby quilt!!! Of course she read the follow up post and to quote her "laughed and laughed". So, not to be deterred she made the quilt for Baby. Doesn't she look wonderful in it? Baby is a big girl, 20 inches wide,14 inches tall, and 8.5 inches deep, far too big for a standard cover.
Serena also suggested it could be used as a wallhanging if it didn't fit, I think it would look wonderful in the wall of my new sewing room too, don't you? I love it, thank you Serena.
So now it is my turn to Pay it Forward. All you have to do is to leave me a comment on todays post. I will choose three comments at random and pay it forward with in a year. I will let you know who the winners are next week and you will have a year to take your turn, it's fun. Remember if your email is no reply I won't be able to contact you, but you can always email me with your email address, you can find it on my About Me page.
To all you who use the Bloglovin app. I have it and I love it for reading blogs, it was bit of a job to post comments though, clicking to 'view original post' and my iPad kept reloading the page, so I was delighted when I saw it now has a 'post comments' button, brilliant. Only they don't show up on the blog, only on Bloglovin. That means if you are unaware you could be entering lots of giveaways and not being entered. AND if you are a blogger doing return visits and being neighbourly the blogger may well be unaware you are commenting.
Do you know there is a brand new linky party starting today? It is the WIP, Wednesday Weight Loss, to help us loose those WIP's and UFO's languishing in the closets. You can find it at The Inquiring Quilter by the lovely Jennifer.
I haven't got a finished item to share so I am sharing........
Yes they are still in my UFO's, and yes it's ridiculous that I haven't finished them yet. I have already layered them and started the quilting, so I am setting the intention to finish it and make them into cushions by next week.
I can hear all your thoughts, 'so what has she done this week' and again I have struggled. I did go to my quilt group on Saturday, we had a great time, I did the binding on a secret project which was a bit tricky but I will tell you about that when I share it, not today, and I haven't sent it yet because it needs a label. One of the girls had a baby quilt which needed binding urgently for a baby due this week, she had cut out the strips but couldn't join them or stitch them on, so I did it for her, we all need a bit of help sometimes, right? Now it just needs the hand stitching which she can do at home nicely in time for baby coming.
Here is what I can show you.
Yes it's not a lot to look at, but it's the backing for circles, I just need to finish it and I can get it layered and start the quilting. I did do some more FMQ practice this week but I can hear your thinking 'not the sandwiches again' so I won't show you those.
Now my exiting news, IT'S OUT AND AVAILABLE!!!!!!
My husbands book is finally published and is in the shops worldwide. Tonight is the book launch party, I AM SO EXCITED!!! It isn't a big posh affair, we are doing it ourselves at our training room and providing wine, nibbles, and CAKE (of course), not a posh launch cake, just my home made chocolate and beetroot fudge cake and my carrot cake, but at least I know it will taste good rather than being more for show and keeps us within our budget.
I just have to show you the Acknowledgements page though
Read the last three lines. My husband is a man of few words, he doesn't give me endless compliments of words of affection, but he does show me in lots of little ways, and I was moved to tears by this public statement. Now I'm going to cry again........
Linking up for the very first time to
Jennifer at WIP
Lorna @ Let's Bee SocialKelly @Needle and Thread Thursday
Sarah @Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?