On Thursday, Terri (aka Mish Mish Mama aka fabulous human being) and I got together to do some sewing. We'd decided to sew a quilt for the Siblings Together Charity which is rocking the online quilting world at the moment, and a jolly good cause it is too. Click here to read about it on Lynne's blog, Lily's quilts, if you haven't already.
The vague plan was to sew a quilt in a day - which didn't really happen! Here's the rough timeline of events:
9.00 Lovely Felix goes to the childminder
9.30 Terri arrives - hot drinks and chat and Internet fabric shopping
9.32 James spots delicious homemade cookies that Terri has brought
10.30 Decide we need a plan, look at available fabrics
10.32 James caves and asks for a cookie
11.00 Settle on using Terri's Pips charm pack as basis for a log cabin quilt, rummage in fabric stashes for coordinates
11.15 Hot drinks, chat, James (working from home!) appears and eats another cookie
11.30 Start cutting and sew a test block (that looks like this), chat
(or was it this one??)
12.00 Terri sewing inner parts of blocks, chain-piecing styley, Ceri slicing strips of fabric for outer logs, chat
13.30 Lunch, chat, James eats a cookie
14.00 Back to it! Stitch Stitch Stitch - look, we're hard at work, honest!
16.00 Politely request that James goes and retrieves Felix, which he does, in exchange for a cookie - (yes, that's four!) Fifteen blocks down, 5 to go
17.00 Look, twenty blocks! Terri has to leave for her brood, so we call it a day.
Yep, they need sewing together, quilting and binding, but hopefully we have a plan to achieve that before the Quilting Retreat in two weeks time..
A very satisfying day, in many ways....and we'll have to have another one to get this finished, darn it :)