Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Back to Normality

Well, what stands for normal around here!

All the washing is done and put away, Brian is tackling the weeds in the garden, emails have been sent and answered and the sun is shining.

Before we went away I took the plunge and entered the Hever Challenge!!  I have never entered anything like this before and have really no idea what to expect.  I saw the entry form and theme and had a flash moment and thought why not.  Now I'm thinking WHY??!!??  Oh well, if I don't try I'll never know.  John has been very encouraging but I have still a long way to go until I'm happy with my effort.  After reading Ferret's posting yesterday and her reasoning that if the quilts are not entered there would be no shows, I was nodding in agreement.  So my little entry will be one of the masses that keep these shows going.  That I am happy with.  I don't care if anyone else likes it, John does and I'm enjoying making it. Why else do we do these things?

That has been keeping me busy but I also have now two blocks of the Jenny Rayment BOM to catch up on from Just Hands On TV but that one is nearing completion and I have eight of last months Magical Minis I'm making with Quilters Haven.  There is also the hand work piece on Knowlton which is on going too.

Looks like I need to go off to the sewing room!

Thank you for all the comments on other posts.  I do try to answer usually within the comments too, and I'm enjoying catching up with other blogs.  I think I'm liking this blogging thing!!


  1. Well done for taking the plunge and good luck with the challenge :-)

  2. If you enjoy doing what you are doing then that is the main thing, whatever comes from it if anything is a bonus.

  3. Glad you are back safe after your break. Good for you for entering. There are always going to be people who like/dislike any quilts (even the winning ones) but if we didn't bother entering then we wouldn't be able to go and enjoy ourselves at all the lovely shows.

    PS. Juvenile woodpecker has been on the peanuts every day since I wrote my last comment!

  4. Thank you for the encouragement. Stating something before it's actually achieved is normally quite against my nature, I never want to jinx things, but this seemed right to speak of now. Perhaps now I've stated publicly that I am doing it, I will have to carry through!! (You still won't be seeing it though!!!!)

    That's great about the woodpecker Maggi! I've seen a couple of single ones (or just the one twice) since we've been back but I think I've lost the plot a little. They change quite fast into full adult plumage. Fingers crossed they all do well wherever they are.


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