Friday, 8 March 2013

A Finish and a Thank You

I admit that this doesn't look any different to last week's post.  Last week I had finished making the squares, but this week I have finished sewing them together.  A subtle difference.  Yes, I now have a top, just waiting to be batted, backed, basted, quilted and bound.  So, here it is, a sewn together Scrappy Trip Around the World flimsy.

I must now quickly put it away before daughter comes in for her tea because she still doesn't know anything about it.  I'll lay something else over the sewing machine so she doesn't think I've been slacking.

Actually, I haven't done much sewing this week.  Dad is a lot better, thanks to the glorious sunshine we had earlier this week, and has been getting out and about again, so I've taken the opportunity to start a bit of Spring Cleaning.  Well, a bit more like Spring De-cluttering.  I want to move all my sewing stuff out of my dining room and create a sewing room upstairs in one of the bedrooms, but that means I need to get rid of a whole load of other stuff that is currently in the bedrooms.  I've already taken four sacks of stuff to the Charity shop and sorted some more for a Car Boot Sale or eBay.  I've bought a load of stackable storage boxes to house my knitting supplies and for fabric storage.  Hope to have it completed by Easter so I can host a Family Lunch in my dining room.  Wish me Luck!

And now for the Thank You.  A couple of weeks ago I entered a Valentine's Day blog giveaway over at This Year's Dozen for a lovely hand crafted necklace, and I won!

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It arrived today, and it is just the sweetest little necklace ever and I can't wait to wear it.  It fits my neck perfectly.  This picture is from Donna's blog as it is so dark here at the moment that my photo didn't do it justice at all.  I will get my daughter to take a photo of me wearing it later if it brightens up.

 Thank you so much Donna.  You are a really talented lady.


  1. The quilt top looks great! I am collecting strips to make one at some point :)

  2. great top and lucky you on the necklace

  3. I really like your quilt top - great colours :)

  4. Hi Joan. Donna here from This Year's Dozen. So happy you received the necklace. I hope you will enjoy wearing it.

    I LOVE your Scrappy Trip Around The World quilt top. I am making one too. I like how you arranged the lighter fabrics with the darker strip in the center. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours.

  5. I like your quilttop!
    The plaids are great togheter with the rest of the fabrics!
    So nice!

  6. Love your scrappy trip quilt. It looks very comfy, cozy!