Quilt top

June 8, 2011

I had high hopes about all the things I would make for Baby D before he arrived in this world. I wouldn’t say I failed my mission exactly, but there are unstarted and half-completed projects lying around the house. All that good intention was sucked away by late-pregnancy exhaustion (and more recently by the chaos of new-Motherhood).

Here’s an example — I bought this fat quarter roll an entire fortnight before my due date with plans of making a little quilted floor mat for the baby to play on. I mean, a fortnight should be loads of time to knock something like that up, right? Of course, the truth is that when Baby D turned up I hadn’t even started it yet.

Looking back, given my condition, all the other things that needed to be done in that time and the small fact that I’ve never quilted anything before, do you think I might have been a little ambitious? Please say yes, it’ll make me feel a bit better about it!

Well, things slowly, one thing at a time, are starting to take shape. Like that quilt — the top is done and it’s starting to look like a project that might be achievable rather than another heap of fabric to add to my growing stash.

Mika has inspected it and seems to approve.

Now to assemble it and quilt it. Wish my luck and it might be finished by the time Baby D is crawling!

In other news, I was chuffed as a very chuffed thing that Andrea from Apples and Pears has awarded me with my blog’s first ever award. Thank you, Andrea!

It seems that as a recipient of this I have to tell you some things about myself, so here goes:

1) I’m very interested in environmental issues and have recently taken part in a field trial of an all-electric car, the MINI E. It was brilliant — I didn’t want to give it back at the end of the trial.

2) I’m (very slowly) researching my family tree online. It’s fascinating but a complete time-sink, so I don’t log onto the site very often — when I do I lose entire evenings at a time.

3) I have two cats, but I’ve always wanted a dog. It’s never seemed to be the right time though; I don’t think it would be fair to leave a dog at home on its own while I’m out working.

4) I once had a push-bike accident – I fractured my collar bone and my skull. I was lucky to recover.

5) I studied music at university but I work in Unix/Internet support.

6) I used to read a lot but I haven’t read a single novel since I took up knitting/crochet. I keep meaning to correct this trend.

7) I was vegetarian for 15 years – but not any more.

Passing on the award is the tricky bit for me as I don’t really read many blogs – at least not many that aren’t already well established with hundreds of readers. Maybe instead you could leave comments here to recommend some new blogs for me? Whose blog should I check out?


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