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Hah! A test…and an update….

So – I had plans….plans which included sewing – those are now out the window.  I survived another dance competition weekend (!) 😉 the girls all did well and most importantly had fun.  1 left to go.

I had wanted to finish up the latest quilt top I am working on – didn’t happen – had hoped ot take it to guild meeting tomorrow night, oh well.  I have to send Fat Quarterly some photos of project s- this request caused me to pull out my projects/wips and get very distracted….I am going to add a border to one I have decided isn’t done….and found a backing – a batik! – but didn’t get that done.  I have been mulling over a shower gift for our much beloved by my girls dance teacher….I decided it isn’t going to be a baby quilt (did that for her first), but I am now contemplating a tutu onesie (it is a girl expected), we will see how that goes.  I have an embroidery machine I have never used and want to try.

This is amongst work, kids, family and spring cleanup/”low maintenance” gardening at both the house and cottage (a gorgeous perennial garden which I have been playing catch up with since day 1 – and always will be I know.  But it is fun, containers already done, bought baskets today to hang, and on the exciting side of things I found brackets that fit the railings the builder used, I can put baskets on the deck rails now….

So – this morning, before dashing out to the dance comp – I took a pair of denim shorts which were hand me down, had a bleached bottom, which my eldest won’t wear, and I cut them open, and restitched after some trimming was done, to be flat for a skirt.  I have been requested to add some ruffles in blue (she has abandoned pink very resolutely) and I will add some fancy beading I think.

To the rumbing of an approaching thunderstorm I am going to head back upstairs and play with fabric, hopefully more productively than the other night when I simply sorted and played with layouts from a Momo layer cake….

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