Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How exactly did it get to be June already??

Winter seems to have started and I am finding it increasingly difficult to make my way into the sewing shed... even with it's promise of peace, quiet and heater, it's struggling to complete with the fireplace and mountains of housework/laundry that lurk in every corner.

We had a special photo session over the weekend as a surprise for a special lady, my mother in law.  Most of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were there, although with such a big family - there is always someone who is missing.  It was great to catch up with all the relatives, even if it was a bit crazy at times.

My husband and his mum
Upon returning home, it was time to put something new on the bed... so this is my "what's on the bed" shot:

And then while it was so tidy decided to unwrap the pattern for my Kim McLean project in preparation for July's symposium.  Wow, it has huge pattern pieces... this is just one panel.  I ran out of freezer paper, but got a good start on my homework.

I've also caught up on Month Two of my C-Y mystery stitchery...

And started on Month Three:

I've printed out the instructions for a few more Craftsy BOM blocks...

but thought I should concentrate on putting together the second of the May blocks for my Tokyo Subway quilt.  We've chosen some easy blocks for June - no additional colours needing to be cut - so it'll be  Blocks 11 and 20 this month.

I've still got fabric sorting out to do... and have found a whole new project to try to combat my scraps... but I really need to get some things finished, and think about a new goal for ALYoF for June. Hmmm.


  1. Busy times! You have much on the go. I know what you mean about heading out to the sewing shed, the fire place has it's attractions!
    Great family photo's.

  2. Looks like everyone had a good time! Your quilt looks great on the bed, I'm looking forward to symposium not too long now. I've also signed up for that Craftsy class, just need to get myself motivated to print them out and make!

  3. Always good to have a family gathering :-) It must feel good to have your NEW quilt on your bed!! You seem a little like me with all sorts on the go! Good luck with finding your way to the shed!

  4. What an awesome family pic! I agree...how DID we suddenly get to June!?!