But today is sunny and bright and cheery - so the perfect opportunity to make amends.
First, I must show you a lovely package goodies I received in the post in the last week. Emma kindly bought one of my bags and she sent me these beautiful buttons
and some dolly pegs and that fabric they are nestled on, is a lovely little draw string bag. Emma runs an online fabric shop and there are she has some lovely fabrics for sale.
I have also been working on a quilt as a gift for my cousin and his wife who have just had a little baby girl. My mum wanted to give a quilt as a gift and so I am making it for her to give.
My fabric choice was restricted to what I had in my stash as I really must start using some of those fabrics. I opted for pink for a girl but hopefully the green and cream help stop it being too saccharine.
So there was the cutting and then the piecing. And now I am in the process of hand quilting it. I love the process of hand quilting because it is the perfect opportunity to just sit down and watch a film and get on with it. The only problem is that it has been so long since I last did any quilting that my fingers have become too soft and the callouses have faded so my thumb and pointing and index finger are blistered and sore. Ahh well as they say 'no pain, no gain'.