We're nearing the end of kiddy parties and party bags in our house. I'm not too keen on change and leaving behind all the bits I like best. Each time I think back to the times when the Bun's had chubby wee legs and were beyond excited with a balloon and a bottle of bubbles I want to rush back to those days. All the same I am learning that each stage might leave something behind, but it replaces it with something else just as lovely (apart from hormones that is).
Anyways, back to those party bags I was talking about. Yesterday the Bun's came home with the most delightful bag made by my friend for each of the girls there. Filled with sweeties and handmade hair bows and rosettes they are so lovely. The girls were thrilled with them and wore their bows all the way home.
Today my wee one was feeling poorly so she had a sofa day with her mumma (that's what she calls me to her sister's irritation and my delight). While we watched all the back episodes of Paul O'Grady's show at Battersea Dogs Home on the iplayer I knitted up the matching wristwarmer to the one being modelled above. When I got the camera out she suggested laying her hand across the quilt for a nice background. My girls notice it all even when I don't think they're actually watching.
As the hours ticked by I felt a very itchy need to sit at my machine and stitch something. It was a toss up between getting going on the dress I'd cut the shapes for weeks ago or piecing together all the squares for my quilt top. The quilt top won as once it's done I'll have that to handquilt each evening and keep cosy under.
I've stitched all the rows together now and it's just not as big as I wanted it. I need to decide if I'll add more rows or just edge it with panel strips.
While I sat at my machine pondering my quilt enlargement I had a proper look at the fabrics I'd dumped in the corner. I've run out of shelf room so that's why they're there, just waiting for something to happen to them. Seeing how the purple, yellow and blue sheets all work so well together I'm wondering if I should have a go at making some patchy curtains for Little Bun's room. Perhaps a dress or skirt from the navy daisy print too. I've not had the time lately to just sit and put together new making thoughts so it was good to just do that today. It was also good to just sit and be with one of my girls for a wee while too.
As promised I've held some of the pictures back for a change, so see you soon.