Monday, 7 April 2014

FAL -2014 Quarter 2

Quarter 1 of 2014 is over, where did it go? and it is time to sign with Katy of The Littlest Thistle for Quarter 2

I had itemised 6 things to complete in quarter 1 and failed to finish any of them although I've now finished Little Gromit's nursery curtains.

So I am trying to set myself up to achieve rather than fail this quarter. I am listing things that are well underway. 

This is a jelly roll race quilt that I started for my friend as a 50th birthday present. She was supposed to receive it before her 51st birthday, well, she is 52 next month so I really want to get this finished and delivered to her (She lives in Sheffield and is my best friend from school, we have been friends for over 40 years) 
It needs to have its' borders on & then it needs backing and quilting. I've got the borders but I haven't anything suitable for backing it.

This  quilt was on last quarter's list and I did move forward with it. I've got to add 4 more rows to complete the quilt top, then it needs backing and quilting. I've got the backing but it needs piecing. 

These 2 quilts for Little Gromit were on Quarter 1's list and again, they are well on their way. I pieced the backs over the weekend. One is basted up for quilting and the other one is half basted.

I've got one knitting project on this quarter's list

I want to complete this by the time I go to Scotland on holiday in the middle of May. The back and fronts are now finished and I've started on sleeve 1.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

2 months old! & poor Meg!

2 months old!

Little Gromit looks much less newborn and is now smiling lots, cooing and gurgling. He is making eye contact with you and is beginning to copy your mouth movements. He loves laying on the floor and having a good old stretch, he also has good head control. He loves his bouncing crocodile and he is beginning to watch T.V. He weighs over a stone, has a good appetite and his sleep pattern is improving, He still sleeps well on the move. He still has a sticky right eye and has had some issues with skin rashes that appear to be related to a cream but these seem to be resolving.

On the other hand poor Meg hasn't been doing so well. Last Thursday the Oh! Bearded One! had taken her out for a longish walk. They were on their way home when they encountered another staffie. Meg was on the lead, the other staffie wasn't. Meg doesn't like other dogs coming up behind her and will give warning growls. On this occasion the other staffie wasn't warned off, just the opposite, it attacked her. It latched onto her left leg and wouldn't let go. She also has a wound in her armpit. She has had to have wounds cleaned up and had to have a drain in. She has been very miserable and quite worried and snappy if we have tried to touch her legs or paws. This worries me no end as she wasn't like that, she would let me do anything, I've taken stitches out twice now. She needs these stitches out next week so I'll see how I get on, if she lets me take them out it will be less stressful than going to the vet.

She has been brighter today. She has been trying to play with her toys, except the cone of shame got in the way and she has been sun bathing which is her second favorite thing to do.

FAL-2014 & OPAM for March

Although I have had finishes over the last month or so, I haven't finished anything on my FAL list.  

Although 'Stepping Stones' isn't finished it has moved forward a lot so it goes onto the next quarter's list.

This quilt hasn't been touched and I'm going to leave it for now.

This is Little Gromit's quilt. I'm piecing the back at present and I really need to finish it so this definitely goes forward to the next quarter. His curtains were also on the list. I've had to make 3 curtains, 1 is completely finished and the other 2 need the hems hand sewing so these also go forward. 

This waistcoat was also on the list and although the back is finished and a front has been started the waistcoat is nowhere near finished.

 My March OPAM finishes are as below