|last year's fun|
and a little of this
Last year my sister spotted us on tv, all I can say was it is very hot and tiring watching tennis. That was why we went for the champagne and afternoon tea. I'm the one in the hat with the matching face and top. The husband is the grumpy looking sod beside me!
Last year I joined my first bee. I can't believe I have come so far, sewing wise, in just such a short space of time. I had watched the bee from afar, stalked it, played the voyeur. One Friday night after a bottle of wine, shared with husband who'd sneaked off to bed, I joined the online Modern Quilters Ireland. It was free, no commitment. No-one need ever know. Two months later I was in my first bee. As Cindy told me, when she emailed when someone had dropped out, just breathe and relax. Any problems, email me.
The first couple of months I was so nervous but soon got into my stride. The next big problem was to write a tutorial. Me? Write written instructions with maths that had to work? Keep it simple I thought. So, I "wrote" a tutorial for a wonky cross, and linked in to a tutorial in Bee Blessed for a wonky cross as a back up. Bee Blessed is a local charity sewing bee, and I am very very loosely involved, but that is another whole story for another day.
The blocks started to arrive.
Anyhow, when I got my blocks, this was going to be one humungous quilt. So, I decided to make two smaller quilts for the garden loungers and to make a few extra blocks. I hate the feel of the fabric on both our sun loungers, on every sun lounger known to man, against my feet. I tend to sit in the sun wearing socks. I was just going to divide the blocks in two, at random.
Cue the daughter and my niece. They decided to go with warm colours, cold colours, and so the quilt for Mr Cool and Mrs Hot were born. I'm happy to hash tag Mr Cool on instagram, but I am NOT hash tagging Miss or even Mrs Hot on instagram. Particularly not Mrs Hot. To be honest, it should really be Mrs Hot Flush. With the current hot weather it has become Mrs Hot Hot Hot.
The summer is upon us and if I don't get my act together the summer will be over, summers are short here in N Ireland. So, they are pieced together and just need basted and quilted. We are holidaying at home for a week in mid July. What do you reckon my chances?
|Mrs Hot Hot Hot|
|Mr and Mrs|
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