This has been a STRANGE week for me…
With the onset of winter down here in Tasmania, Australia, my car decided to NOT start in the mornings due to the cold. It is still currently at the mechanics and I have been without a car for the better part of a week. Thankfully, we have the school bus at our doorstep but I have missed several appointments and my monthly Modern Quilt Guild meeting-Arghh!!
Also, we were without home internet connection for four – repeat, FOUR!! – days! (Not a good start to the New Quilters Blog Hop) By Friday, after two days sans internet, I was ready to call the whole thing off!
So we took our little old caravan and family away for a long weekend to Bruny Island and “got away from it all”. We went on a 14km bushwalk which took us nearly seven hours to complete. And when we got home, the internet connection had finally been restored!
On a positive note, while I have been “house bound”, I have managed to get quite a bit of sewing done. I finally finished my Swoon Quilt top.
I will admit to feeling relieved that this quilt top has been completed. I had some trouble with bulky seams and my little machine really “clunked” over some of them.
Anyway, this pretty green and yellow quilt is not my usual style but I am happy with the chosen colour palette.
A lot of the fabrics are by Joel Dewberry and mostly from my stash.
I hope to get it quilted within the next few weeks but have a long list of must do’s before then!
Finally, I want to say a big hello to all participants in the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Hop! I am excited about my involvement in this group and really look forward to visiting everyone’s blogs in the coming months. Thank you to those of you who are following my blog either on bloglovin’ or by email. I really hope that I can entice you to visit again soon!
I also want to say a HUGE thanks to our wonderful hosts:
Cheryl@Meadow Mist Designs
Stephanie@Late Night Quilter, and
Terri Ann@Childlike Fascination.
I know we are all incredibly grateful for the generosity, support and encouragement these lovely ladies are providing to us newbie bloggers/quilters.
I’m hoping this week will be a great one, Deb 🙂
Linking up to Let’s Bee Social@Sew Fresh Quits