Sunday, 12 August 2012

Team GB!!

Wow!!! How good have team GB done at the Olympics!!!! So so proud to be British it's untrue! Wonder what the closing ceremony will bring?? I missed a couple of days due to going on a camping holiday to north Wales. Absolutely hated camping and can honestly say I will never camp again!!! However colwyn bay is beautiful and Conwy is lovely too. Nice to be at the coast in the sunshine felt like I was abroad:)
Well again due to the Olympics I've not done much quilting! I've just managed to baste my current project while watching the men's relay ha ha
I've decided to try most designs on this quilt to try to get practice on a real quilt, started with loopy line and will incorporate others into it. This will mean I get a fully functional double bed quilt and loads of practice too!!!
I did manage to do the cucumber vine and I do really love this pattern but again my travel stitching let's me down!! Need more practice!!!!!!!
While watching the Olympics I have been knitting and wanted to share my felted bag with you. This is the first felting I have ever done and I was petrified it would come out of the washer tiny ha ha I'm very pleased with it.
I'm not gonna do any quilt painting so have got a week off from the free motion quilting project with Leah day. She is a lovely artist but painting is not something I'm really interested in but her work is fab.
Well must catch up with the housework i've neglected due to Olympic fever!!!!
Toodles x

Saturday, 4 August 2012

It's the Olympics baby!!!

Well what can I say!!! I don't think I've ever felt so so so proud to be British!!! The opening ceremony was phenomenal and our athletes are doing fantastic! I don't think I've ever felt so emotional!! I love the gymnastics as I used to do this when I was younger and the swimming but Iove all the sports and love learning new ones!! 3rd in the medal table at the moment how fantastic!!!!!
Well needless to say I havnt done much quilting ha ha
It was also my birthday last Saturday so I've been quite busy!! Most of my pressies were quilting or knitting orientated so I was a very happy bunny!!! Of course I got a Leah day book!!!!!
I've just managed to do the tree roots tutorial and I must say I do find it difficult to stay on my line! But i'll not worry I'm sure I'll grasp it like Leah says practice practice practice!!!
I've been doing more knitting this week coz I can watch the Olympics at the same time!!! I finally finished the rowan caplet I've been working on since before Christmas and I'm really pleased with it!
Well must go now to watch more Olympics come on Jessica Ennis!!!!!
Let's go watch Olympics ha ha
Toodles x