My days have taken on quite a different focus this year. I seem completely occupied with being a housewife and mother at the moment, which is making me wonder what on earth I was doing (or wasn't doing) last year.
I'm tipping more toward Bree Van de Kamp than Lynette Scavo these days, I'm surprised to say. The boys are getting home baked cakes and gourmet chicken sandwiches in their school lunches and the ironing basket isn't full to overflowing. I'm also on a mission to get fit and lose a few kilos. My goal is wedding-day-weight and the deadline is March 7th, when Will and I are heading off to do a little skiing. I've been trying to exercise for at least an hour every day, which I'm finding quite a commitment when in reality there aren't more than a few hours to spare each day.
So after all that I've been crashing on the sofa each night and chilling out with a little hand sewing.
This is the quilt pattern I decided upon after purchasing the bright solids I showed in my previous post.
A few favourite antique quilts were inspiring me.
I couldn't determine whether it was the pattern or the choice of fabrics that I was drawn to, so I sketched them out for a better comparison.
I decided on the last of the three sketches. It was somehow airier and lighter, and featured more pink than the other two. I'm not sure if I'll do mirror blocks as in the sketch, or whether I'll set them in a checkerboard pattern (alternating with a plain white block). I'll make a few blocks and see what I think.
For now I'm enjoying this applique. I haven't done it in years.