No blogging of late, as every spare second I've had recently has been spent trying to finish my 3 year old godson's Christmas present which I need to have finished by this weekend when I'm seeing him.
It's a quilt. My sewing machine packed up on me and so I've had to do the whole thing old skool..by hand. I really love sewing by hand, but it does mean you need longer to get things finished if you're not going to let a machine speed things up.
I'll tell you a secret - I already made another one, almost entirely composed of fabric from Mr C's old shirts. And then I looked at it, and I realised way deep down, in a secret place, I wanted to keep it, in case I one day have a son to give it to.
But shhh - that's just between you and me ok? We don't want to go scaring Mr C.
So, this is round two - patchwork of a little Cath Kidston, some scraps (again from old shirts) and some new cotton on one side, and gingham on the back. It has a very loose western/cowboy theme (or that was the intention at least)
I'm nearly thereI only have 3 more evenings to finish it - panic!