Wednesday 15 June 2011

I should be working!!

Yes, Wednesday is usually one of my work days ... but ... I decided to finish the last block of the Boys Story quilt and one thing lead to another!!
Here is the last block ...
So that's when I got carried away and couldn't stop ...
It seemed a little thing to keep on and get all the blocks sewn together, but now it's almost 2 p.m. and I haven't even looked at work!  Oh well, it is a good feeling to get the quilt top done and I will just have to work twice as hard tomorrow!
I am undecided about how to quilt this, hand quilting or professionally quilted.  I haven't done this before but would so love to get this one finished for Josh, hmmm, decisions, decisions!
I enjoyed my 5 hours scrapbooking on Saturday and am now feeling more up to date, just have to finish off the pages and do the journalling.  It's quite hard to photograph scrapbook pages but here is a sampling of what I got done ...
And just when I don't really need any more distractions from work, these two came in the mail yesterday ...
Wow, three blocks in the Vignette quilt to make, that will keep me busy!  And I love the Sweet Sentiments book by Natalie Bird, there are some really nice gift ideas and smaller projects that I can easily see myself making.
Well, I must get organised now ready for Josh's soccer practice!  We don't get home until about 6:00p.m. but the wonderful thing about that is coming home to Paul cooking dinner!
Happy stitching, Wendy


  1. Wendy, wow, what a huge accomplishment. I know how it goes when you are on a roll! Amazing job on the quilt and those scrapbook pages, they just look wonderful. I received my Vignette magazine too...too many great things to work on! :)

  2. All your projects are gorgeous - just love your Boy's Quilt.

  3. Well done!!
    Your top looks wonderful. It is quite inspiring, I am hoping to get a few blocks done during our school holidays in a few weeks.
    I have the sweet sentiments book too, just havne't started yet.

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog Wendy. I like doing "alternative" things! Your "Boys Life" quilt is just gorgeous. It looks wonderful put together. Love your scrapbooking pages too. So many projects, so little time!!
    Happy stitching.

  5. Wendy, the boys quilt is fantastic! Well done! Makes me wish I had a little boy to do this for! Hang on, I have now!!!!

  6. Wendy..... your quilt is fab-u-lous! It was worth taking a day off work to finish it. Josh is going to be over the moon with his new quilt. Better get to work on my boys story or Santa won't be bringing anything here.
    Glad you had a great time scrapping. Your pages look great.
    As for Sweet Sentiments..... that looks seriously like temptation!

  7. I understand why you couldn't stop and HAVE to finish this wonderful top !!!Bravo ! It's beautiful !
    I can't wait to see Vignette n°3...Happy stitching !

  8. Awesome job on the quilt, it looks gorgeous! It's a real nice boy quilt, cos there are not alot of real nice boy patterns out there! Well done! Love the scrapbooking, feeling alittle guilty as I really need to catch up with my scrapbooking, I think you have given me a push in the rite direction, thanks Michelle.

  9. This is such a lovely quilt.. and what a lot of work in it.... I just love the pictures... you have done a great job... and your scrapbooking looks fantastic too....

  10. I love the quilt! It turned out so cute!


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