Monday, 3 April 2017

April...aka Getting Stuff Done Month

Obviously my new name for April isn't snappy, but it totally should catch on!

As I am on my Easter holidays, I decided that I should make sure they are relaxing and productive - I can have a tendency to just loose time on days off and not be able to account  for it. I have decided that I need to start working through some of the projects in my sewing drawers - basically so I have room for more projects!


I don't think I'll get them all done by the end of my time off; especially considering I have 3 days of revision school and want to get some reading in too (already finished 2 short books this weekend). But these are the projects:

A crochet cushion for my big sister; she bought the wool 2 or 3 years ago for me to make...


...a lap quilt; it was to be a gift for one person, but, again, as it has taken me years to get around to I may need to change who it is for...


...and my biggest quilt to date (I bought the material during this years FOQ, so at least it hasn't been lying around for too long!).


I have made a start of the cushion today (it is now about twice the size as in the photo but I don't have good lighting). For some reason, whenever I crochet, no matter how carefully I mark the start and count, I always end up with extra stitches. Oh well!


In other news, Darren and I went to Nottingham at the weekend to celebrate our anniversary by watching the Nottingham Panthers play ice hockey! Both they and our favourite American team won that night (with the same score, weirdly), which we feel was very nice of them to do! We can't really take photos during the match, but here is one of the warm up (it also got much fuller in there. We tend to like being there really early):




12 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break....teachers well deserve them. Good luck on reaching your goals during that time.

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    1. Thank you. This first week has been very relaxing so far! x

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  2. Sounds like you are going to be pretty busy! Enjoy your holidays. xx

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  3. Hi Bethan hope you have a lovely break and looking forward to seeing what you make .

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    1. Thank you - it's been lovely so far x

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  4. Sounds like a crafty holiday for you! Enjoy, have fun & make sure to share your progress :)

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    1. Thank you - and I will definitely make sure I share my progress x

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  5. Nice start to the cushion. Let's face it to any start is a good start, right? I think the purple and grey is going to be a very pretty quilt. Good luck with your list. :-)

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    1. That is indeed true. Aiming for the grey and purple to be a log cabin quilt, with the purple in the centre of each block. Thank you x

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  6. Have a nice break, Bethan. And enjoy working on your projects. I love the jelly rolls.

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    1. Thank you. Looking forward to working with the jelly rolls x

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