I know I have a lot of stuff that needs doing, some of it with sooner deadlines than this, but because I am listening to muse (or whatever) I decided to go with it when it told me that I should work on the ALQS quilt instead of some of the other things I perhaps should have been doing. I decided to do something traditional, with something a bit more modern stuck in. So I made these two pieces - a small (about 15" square) trip around the world quilt and a curved strip of flying geese. At some point soon, I will join them together so they look something like this:
approximately. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the blue left so I'm not sure what I'm going to do for the binding. But there's a ways to go before that really becomes an issue, so I'm not going to worry about it just yet.
I also found time to do my journal quilt for the week - it's a sort of a combination of the two sets of ATCs I worked on this week, with a few other bits and pieces thrown in. I have to edge it, but on the whole, it's done.
And here's some stuff I got today - the coloured mesh sheets and the little bits are from Tesco [ok, inserted here a rant about my local Tesco, which you should feel free to skip entirely if you like. Our local Tesco is a huge superstore, which every few years they rebuild to make bigger and have more stuff. Personally I hate it because it's too big, badly organised, claustrophobic and always completely crammed full of shoppers. The other reason I hate it is clearly illustrated by a brief visit today - Alex left his water bottle at the playground this morning (not the local one, the one where Sarah does her tennis, which is about a 15 minute drive). We had to run a few errands, one of which took us directly past Tesco, so i thought we'd stop in and pick up a new water bottle for him. After searching around for a while, I asked someone - they don't stock them. Or lunchboxes. I can buy a television in this supermarket, or a bicycle, or patio furniture, shoes, a mobile phone or a microwave, but they don't stock lunchboxes and water bottles, items which mums regularly have to replace for their kids during the school year. Grr.] and below, another block for the birthday block swap - this one is from Wendi, who has also included a little patchwork pocket purse - either for change or other little bits - it has a velcro closure, so will be quite useful. And a great block, too, isn't it!