Please forgive my silence again over the past couple of weeks! I have been so busy with everything but finally I can relax a little.
In a couple of weeks time it's Isabelle's first birthday and I wanted to make her a special quilt. I bought the fabric on my last holiday to Anglesey - Moda Printemps - and was going to make something lovely for me...and then I thought about Sunbonnet Sue! I inherited all my mum's Sunbonnet Sue quilt books - 4 in all and a lot of the designs are rather intricate so I chose this simple design for Isabelle's first one...you never know, in the future I might make one of the more intricate ones ;-)
So, I chose this appliqué pattern then put my own quilt design around it.
It's backed with a beautiful lemon fleece which I love for baby quilts.
I've also been knitting some cardy's for Belle...a short sleeved lacy summer cardy and a long sleeved one for those cooler days...
Also a couple of weeks ago hubby reclaimed an office chair from a skip at work (after asking permission first of course!)
I found a
showing how to cover an office chair exactly like this so I did...it took less than 1/2hr and I'm really happy with it
Lastly...I'm still knitting socks...
I've just finished a pair for hubby...
...and now finished the first one of a pair for me. I've also just ordered some more sock wool (I think I'm hooked!!) to knit some little socks for Isabelle too - nobody escapes!!
So...there we go - that's what I've been up to! And now I really must get on with a couple of projects I promised to the editor of Popular Patchwork ages ago! Plus another design for Joanna at Patchwork & Quilting.
How did I ever find the time to go to work?!!