Update

Why is it that any time off you have from work seems to fly by so quickly?  I was off for a total of 11 whole days and yet once I got back to work it felt like I’d never been away.

Phill did not have time off with me, so I split the time between catching up on all the housework that needed doing, and being completely lazy, watching silly films and reading.  A perfect week lol

I did make a trip to the quilt shop here in Swansea, called Red House Quilting.  The shop isn’t that big, but it’s amazing just how much stock they have.  I had some gift vouchers to spend there, and had found a pattern for a quilt that I fancied making, so Linda from the shop spent a long time with me choosing fabrics and as I am useless with colour schemes of any type it was a good job she did!

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Here’s the fabrics, which have now been cut up into little pieces and will eventually (I hope) look like this….. which is the picture on the back of the pattern book. 

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My mother came with me to the quilt shop, which is in Mumbles, a very popular tourist area here in Swansea.  We had some coffee, some lunch, some more coffee, and some ice cream, all mixed in with a bit of window shopping and a lot of walking!   The photo in the heading of my blog is of Mumbles, and I did take a few photos of my own which I will put in a separate post.

I did manage to get some stitching done while I was off, although not as much as I would have liked.  I heard that a stitching friend was going through a worrying time so made a little gift to brighten her day.  I’ve always wanted to try making a bourse, so thank you to Ursh for being my bourse guinea pig LOL

The chart is from the Gift of Stitching Magazine.  I also made a little scissors fob.  Unfortunately I did not take a photo of the bourse pulled into a little bag, hopefully Ursh may take one when she’s back on her feet and I can borrow it.

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Apologies for the quality of the photos, they were taken in work just as I was packing them up to take to the Post Office when I realised I hadn’t taken any photos at home.

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8 thoughts on “Update

  1. The bourse is delightful, what a wonderful gift. And the quilt will be lovely: love that pattern, and the fabrics are really pretty. Have a great weekend.

  2. ooooh I love your choice of fabric and pattern for the new quilting project. And your little bourse and scissor fob are gorgeous. Well done.

  3. Oh my! What a lovely lovely gift you made for your friend! Nice fabrics and quilt pattern too! And Mumbles! I love that pic of Mumbles on your header. Why is it called Mumbles? Such a funny name! Oh I miss the ocean…..

  4. Time never flies as fast as when we are off work, does it? I also was off last week and I squeezed as many things in that week as possible – but of course, the week could have been much longer, lol.
    That quilt that you are about to make looks terrific. And I love the fabrics you chose for it. Quite similar to the picture.
    Wow, what a lovely purse this is. I have never made one so far but I received one as a gift from a good stitching friend. I should go and look for the pattern as it’s very pretty.

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