I know it's the morning after Christmas, but my quilting compliments of the season to all. After a long absence I am determined to keep up to date on my blog from now on.
Christmas was a wonderful mad progression of eating, giving and receiving presents, eating, contacting loved ones with festive greeting. Oh, and did I mention a certain amount of eating took place?
My sewing machine was necessarily banished for the duration of the holiday - I didn't want to risk it being knocked over or having wine spilled on it, and there wasn't room for it anyway. I have left myself loads of hand quilting and hand sewing to be finished off so when I need to relax there will be plenty for me to do.
Now that they are finished I think my next task is to return to the scalloped edge quilt that I have been making. I had a request through my website for instructions for scalloped edge quilt binding and I am thrilled with what a distinctive look it gives to the quilt. Naturally, it takes a lot longer to do than normal quilt binding, but it's very well worth it if you want your quilt to look that bit different.
Do you know, one thing that strikes me every Christmas is the difference in the timing of the day as the children have grown older. They are all in their twenties now and would be horrified to know that I am still calling them 'children', but there was a time when they would wake me up at some time in the middle of the night with their yells of excitement. Nowadays they struggle to get up in time for Christmas lunch, so I have plenty of time for quilting in the quiet of the morning.
Thanks for calling by my blog. I'll be back soon with some quilting ideas.