Yesterday was one of those days where I had to laugh otherwise I’d cry. We’ve managed to get our big girl back at school for half days until the smaller cast and crutches come our way. But yesterday had me at school again for school photos, back again before lunch to bring her home then back again for the twins assembly and to take them home. Swimming lessons, a rushed dinner, loads of washing to put away (it’s still waiting for me), the house hadn’t been touched all day, 2 blog posts due and a day that I felt like I chased my littlest 2 all day. They are my runners. My big kids just weren’t runners, they’d stay with me and hold the pram but my littlest guy is a runner and he’s fast and his sister just goes with him. And they laugh all the way.
Anyway so that was yesterday and today has been much less stressful and involved some homework before a quilting class this weekend. It has been so long between quilts for me and I’m just so looking forward to spending a day out of the house and doing something for me. I need to have the quilt all cut before the class. First step was to pick the fabrics. I’ve chosen April Showers by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.
Second step was replace the blade on my favourite rotary cutter. Why haven’t I done this before. Piece of cake to replace and it’s whizzing through the fabric. Then with a lego tub tipped out and in between car trips to school, nappy changes and snacks I managed to cut 8 fat quarters into their required measurements. Tonight I’ll do the other 8 fat quarters and then it’s just the white background fabric and I’ll be ready for the weekend.
I’ve also used the opportunity to give my sewing box a bit of a top up and tidy up. I bought this from Tupperware about 7 years ago and it’s still going strong. I love all the little compartments on the top and the lid goes on and you’re off to class.
Cut a quilt lately? I’ve got the itch now……………………………