This quilt is from a kit that I bought about 2 years ago now, or it could have been longer than that. I bought it from a wonderful little shop off Pakington Street in Geelong, called A Little Different. About 3 weeks ago now, I decided that I needed to start it so I pulled it out, washed the fabrics and cut out the squares. Stitching them whilst I was sick took quite a bit longer than I thought it would, but now that I am fully recovered I have been able to do lots of sewing and knitting too. I love all the muted autumn colors of this quilt, and I only used a thick fleece on the back of it, no wadding in between. Blue Willow Cottage made a similar one in an issue of Handmade, so that is where the idea came from, and I thought it would be much easier than sewing 3 layers together. This quilt will be used on our bed for those extra chilly nights, which we have been having lately, along with some wonderful rain too which is always good for the garden.
Isabelle is going to be performing in her first school play today. She is in a little play called The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There are 2 preppies, and 2 Grade 5 students doing it together. She has been practising for weeks now. I wish that I could see her do it, but unfortunately I am not allowed to. Her role is as a fruit in the play. They go and visit the children at the kindergartens and do the play for them. I was told that they take photos too, so hopefully I will get some and be able to show you all. I am so proud of her since she is very shy in public, although not at home. She has been feeling unwell for a while now, and a checkup at the doctors didnt reveal anything, although this morning she had a horrible cough and did not want to stay home. She is such a little trouper, nothing keeps her away from school. I hope she will feel better soon. There have been so many kids with different bugs lately in her class, that I am surprised she hasnt caught one, but fingers crossed her throat gets better. Lachlan has also started going to the gym which is just around the corner from our house doing a general exercise program through his school which is run by the local police. They do it to raise kids' self esteem, and also to encourage them to work out their frustrations another way. He is enjoying it which is great. He has been going twice a week, so hopefully in a few months his attitude will change and he will feel better about himself and not get so frustrated and angry all the time. Well that is it for now, I am off to take some photos of all my new knitting projects, which seem to be a lot at the moment, and finally sew some buttons on another finished knit too. See you all tomorrow!