This is a sort of catch all blog post.
Last year, as you may or not remember, depending on how full your non quilting schedule is, I took part in the new bloggers quilt hop. It was great fun, I learned such a lot, and my blogging skills improved no end. This year I was able to support the new intake from afar, the first and last week anyhow. Yvonne's group are "The New Sewcial Network" and her final four bloggers are taking part this week. Go check them out, they are an interesting and varied bunch.
And if you still have the stamina, Cheryl @meadow mist designs and Stephanie @late night quilter also have their stables of newbies for this last week.
Next up is what must seem to be part of a Yvonne love in. A week or so ago Yvonne posted a mid year review at our priorities and ambitions at the start of the year. Now I am sure I posted these and linked up with everybody else, but I can't remember! But I am sure my wants would have been along these lines.
1 Not to over commit myself this year. To limit the bees and swaps I am taking part in.
Well, my husband may tell you different, but I have sort of done this. Two bees, rather than the one proposed and the possibility of three. Only one swap, to be finished the beginning of September, a little tiny swap.
2 To complete my bee blocks on time.
I haven't done this unfortunately a couple of times. I have had a good excuse each time though. Dog ate my homework, you know the type of thing. I have however posted within a week of the deadline, and always always kept my queen and mama in the loop.
3 To concentrate this year on making for myself, and finishing wip.
Well, yes and no. I finished a couple of longstanding wip and have been working on a quilt, not for myself but for my son Dr P and his lovely soon to be wife, Ms C.
4 To have fun.
Yes, I have had fun. I'm not a professional quilter, I am not trying to make my way in the world. I just want to have fun.
And lastly, an up date on the #coulterweddingquilt which I am renaming the #behemoth
It is coming along well, it is taking on a life of its own. Here it is to date, as of this afternoon. Tomorrow it will be different.
I am going to take off the big white square on the left after much deliberation. My gut is not happy, my instinct tells me I will never be happy with it. Off with its head whilst I still can!
The love in with Yvonne continues tomorrow, check back then to see why.
linking up with Yvonne, @quiltingjetgirl