YES YES YES!!! So close I can hardly believe it. Tell you later.
Sorry I havn't been around, the usual as I'm sure you have guessed, the curse of the family illness coupled with having to work, even though I have left, and the wedding last week AND having visitors. My head was in such a spin with it all and I couldn't concentrate on anything. But the crisis has again been averted, work is over, the wedding was last week and my visitors have gone home. Everything in life is transient.
I did miss linking up my goal though, AND I missed for February too. Never mind, want to see how I did for January?
Make, post, and mail bee block x 2 Done
Make 61 blocks for Tina’s wedding quilt Done
Cut out blocks for Mystery quilt Done
Finish quilting Circles Done
Make three blocks for sampler quilt
Make extra blocks for Trees and Gnomes
Oh yes, I am so happy, I knew I was unlikely to get it all done and the signature blocks had to be my priority for the wedding but I was so happy I got the important stuff done.
Speaking of the signature blocks remember I used tape on the sides to stop people writing in the seam allowances? It totally worked, and the quilters tape hasn't left a mark, here is the final result of my test piece.
I have to show you this block, want to see what prompted the comment?
Isn't she beautiful? That's their daughter Emily (our granddaughter ) sitting on the tractor. It's the only pic I have just now, I couldn't get my phone in my bag and I have stopped taking a camera as I end up taking lots of pics and not just enjoying the day, so I leave the photographs to the professionals, although I think this one was taken by a friend.
Before I show you Circles want to see my outfit?
It's not a great pic, Gary took it at home with his phone.
I HAVE to show you a close up of my fascinator though, love it, even though the band dug into my head and it got knocked off my head twice, once by Tina the bride, but then she caught it!
Ok last wedding ones, in the photo both with my husband and son, who will be the groom in May.
Unfortunately my daughter in law to be had to work and couldn't make it for the wedding although she drove up from London, nearly 300 miles, for the last hour and a half of the evening reception. As you can tell we had a great time.
So, want to see Circles?
You can see how close I am, the quilting is finished completely and the binding is machined on, all that is left to do is the binding to hand stitch and a label. Poor Indi, as you can tell she is desperate for me to go out and start throwing the ball, she ALWAYS brings it back to be thrown again and I can tell you, I get tired way before she does.
I was quite surprised at my quilting, it turned out better than I thought, although the meander is better than the circle bits.
Tell you what, I will show you it all properly next week when I finish the binding and I will go through how I made it again for those who may not have been here when I started it, or who may not remember as it was so long ago hehe!
That's all I have I can show you I'm afraid. I have finished the top of my secret sewing quilt but I can't show you that, not until next month anyway.
Tell you what, I'll finish with the reading I did for the wedding, it was in church and I did the second reading, I love the words and think they are so appropriate for a wedding.
Apache Marriage Blessing
Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two person’s,
but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion, and may your days together be good and long upon the earth.
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Until next time,
With smiles from,
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