Sorry to have been so remiss with this blog, but the last few days have been pretty hectic.
On Friday DH had a day off, so as the children were still on half term break, we all went to Bristol Zoo. The weather was fabulous, and the animals were all out enjoying the autumn sunshine. We had a lovely encounter with the ring tail lemurs in their walk-through enclosure - hopefully I will have some nice photos.
Yesterday I went to the Autumn Quilt show at Malvern with my quilt group. Bronnie and I had a lovely time looking at all of the quilts and browsing the traders stands - we made a few purchases too! We also took a mini workshop, little shadow quilted Christmas cards, I will show them off tomorrow when the light is better for taking pictures.
Today I have been helping out on the Quilters Guild stand at the Creative Stitches show in Cardiff. Although this show seems to be mainly card-making and cross stitch these days, there were some lovely quilts on display, along with some of the costumes from Strictly Come Dancing and we managed to get to the Jennie Rayment lecture - she was hysterically funny as always!
It's back to work for me in the morning, not looking forward to that, but when I'm back to the usual routine I seem to find more time for quilting. I want to get the borders on the panel quilt I posted about this last week - the centre is all put together and I'm really pleased with my first attempt at an on-point quilt.
Perhaps this is a good time to decide on my priorities list for November
1) piece and sew borders onto the panel lap quilt
2) quilt Christmas Log Cabin table runner
3) complete quilting on my mother in law's Christmas present ( just don't ask which Christmas it was supposed to be for! LOL!)
There that lot should keep me out of trouble of a while, still leaving me with room to have a bit of my own fun as well.