When I first started writing a blog probably at least 8 years ago I used to think why do i need to write it, who reads it, etc etc but now I realise that I actually like writing it, as it makes me think about what I have been doing in the last week or so. A couple of weeks over Christmas, yes, maybe I have had to be a domestic goddess but it is lovely to have the family back home, and I have a very busy Spring ahead of me when i will be away quite a bit.
The weather has been good and I have done lots of walking and even a park run on Christmas day, along with 550 others
Walks close to home
and another visit to Northumberland
And to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
I have an International Threads Quilt to make “Hand Stitched” is the title so here is a start based on my Uzbek plates
It will take a while to finish, I’ll stitch them one at a time when I am on trains and planes etc. So, now, I can listen to audio books on my phone, stitch and travel on a plane all at the same time. Recently I have listened to Sheltering Rain , Honeymoon in Paris by JoJo Moyes, Return to the Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriquez and now am listening to Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts – all excellent!
I have been working on a new project for the V and A. I don’t really think I should say too much here but I will in time – thankfully it has been accepted.
Here is a sneak preview
I have been making kits up ready for the show in Paris in February – not my favourite job
and my latest quilt is finished (note the variegated thread)
and now, apart from completing my tax return form, I really want to make a Journal Quilt or one for Voyage – I have an idea for the next few that have a theme Freedom.
Updating my website and filling in my tax return form are top priority.