Is it Friday 13th ??? my gosh it feels like it is, DH has gone off with DS to England in the van, we've had a week of worry as it's forecasted to snow today and during the weekend, everything that has gone wrong in the build up to them leaving has....
DH is dropping DS off with my parents and bro and continuing across to Norfolk to pick up a trailer for the drag bike and another *project* a Ford Popular with v8 engine that needs finishing, you know one of those old ones. back to mums to pick up DS on Sunday morning and then home, He's bringing my mums settee back and a load of goodies including my frozen turkey lol... but today has had it's trials, he's had massive problems with roadworks/crashes/deviations which resulted in a much longer journey time and he managed to block his pin code on his bank card.... DOH !!!!
During this I was intending to tidy the sewing room but got side tracked by Katy @ I'm a ginger monkeys spool cushion and decided the tidying can wait. Anyway, I was on the phone to mum, dh and not really paying much attention. I had the sizzix out and the 2.5" strip die which is damn heavy..... it fell on my foot resulting in
a really large bruise and it's damn painful, typical when I need to be moving wood in for the heating and am now hobbling about (plus it's started to snow)
However, I digress, I did get on and made the cushion cover, it's a whopper and I'm now on the hunt for a suitable cushion/pillow form and have the weekend to decide how to quilt it.
I'm really keen on making a quilt from it, but haven't got enough low volume scraps to make it like Katy did, so, if I do make a quilt and its all got the same background fabic, I'm changing the pattern slightly and going to make a large rectangle on either side of the *thread* colours rather than the 6 individual strips. These strips were from the Fat Quarterly Strip swop and it seems appropriate to make it into a quilt frame room quilt :) I'm waiting on my ikea rug arriving with DH so I can choose the principal thread colours and will be on the look out for more make do and mend or a suitable sewing themed fabric for the background.
Sizzle seems to like the top but unfortunately we have flu in the house, it started with a trip to the vets with max, red weeping eyes and some sneezes so antibiotic eye drops and today we have sizzle and pepsi sneezing. She's diagnosed a virus like cat flu (the kittens have had jabs pfff) and so their all on antibiotics, tlc and warm beds for 5 or 6 days, fingers crossed they don't have complications
A girly weekend continues..... :)