Saturday, January 29, 2011

Another year

Well, as usual my birthday was wettish and generally nasty.  This happens nearly every year as we always seem to get bad weather around this time.  So now I'm one year closer to 60 but I still don't exactly feel any different except for not being very agile and having the usual trouble with hands (that has been ongoing for around 20 years now so nothing new there).

We have a large exhibition of our work coming up in early February which will be good.  It is an accumulation from our first two years as a group with one or two challenges as well.  There will be photos on the other blog :)

Nothing much else to report except that the oven should be here sometime next week (possibly) so I will be able to bake again and make bread properly (I've been reduced to making buns for the last 7 years).  It will also mean that the kitchen will get a mild rearrangement too - or things might not fit.  Can't see that extending to the floor though, or changing the door so it doesn't go through Williams room!  He will just have to live with it for a bit longer. At least he doesn't have to share a room with James. (Too much mayhem that way lies!!!)

There are some photos of the quilt top I am assiduously hand piecing at the moment. This is only at the half way mark on the second round.  There will be one more round after this so that it gets big enough for our bed.  I may yet go completely nuts and hand quilt it too yet.

viv in nz


Mickle in NZ said...

Another January Birthday Girl (mine was on the 22nd) I hope you had a great day.

The quilt top is very beautiful - you should have lovely dreams sleeping under it. Such a clever, detailed design.

Melanie @ Frugal Kiwi said...

Happy Birthday! Love the top. A great "burst" of colour.

ms lottie said...

Happy belated Birthday! Love the quilt top - all that hand stitching, phew!

knutty knitter said...

I think I wore a hole in my thumb already doing this :) I've almost finished the last side of this section. Only about a thousand miles to go!