Recently my two sons have learnt how to swim. They haven't been in the water for a couple of weeks, so when Mr 4 and I went for a swim last Friday he had forgotten about keeping his legs out behind him. He was expending so much energy but really going nowhere. That's how I feel this week... We are going through the final stages of settling on our new house. It feels like I am frantic but really, there isn't much to show for all of that activity (yet, we won't move in for another twelve months).
I mentioned previously that I may have over committed myself this year... We'll see, I'm treading water at present, not panicking yet...
I am super excited about the Curves Class and am currently working on the clamshell cushion cover. Rachel's tutorial calls for an invisible zipper, but I'm thinking of doing my usual back with a couple of fabric covered buttons. I like the look of invisible zippers, but to be honest, getting one in grey in the right length requires a trip around town and I'm not so keen... Yes, lazy sew-er here...
After printing off the templates for the Lucky Stars Paper Piecing BOM days ago I finally got around to working on them last night. I completed the practice block:
I have selected the fabric for the January block and am hoping to work on it today. I'm hoping I may have nearly finished the paperwork for today. I really need to sew, do you get those cravings too? :)
Did I mention that Santa gave me EQ7 for Christmas? I was so excited when it arrived and then the learning curve hit and I have been struggling a little. Yesterday I finished drawing a teapot block for Lara for her month as Queen Wombat. Lara asked that our teapot reflect us, this one is inspired by my triangle quilt which Lara (and I!) loved :) Don't look too closely at the pattern, I need to make a few adjustments, but you get the idea :) It's still in the WiP category ;) I'm thinking of offering it as a free pattern on my blog when I'm done. What do you think? Those triangles are going to be a lot of work, but of course they can be left out. Either way it would be good to get some feedback if anyone is interested :)
Is anyone else treading water this week?
I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.