(Sorry for the incredibly unimaginitive title - it's the end of the week and my brain is too tired!)
Our new toy arrived today and I wasted no time in trying it out. This was a joint Christmas present from my parents - it had been impossible to find one before now! I think we're going to have a lot of fun with it and maybe, it just might help me to shape up and lose a little weight too! Let's hope so anyway. I have set myself a weight loss goal (but I'm not going to share it here as I have notoriously little willpower and am much too keen on the sweeties!!), but I might let you know if it goes well.
I have made a start on Joe's quilt. I decided to ask Joe for some input in the design and he completely shot down my idea of stripes and, instead, was absolutely adamant that it should look like this:
So that is what I did:
It needs another border to make it the right size - I'm thinking pale blue (like the rockets) and then maybe some red (or stripes) for the binding. I have enough of these three fabrics to include in the backing, so it will end up kind of reversible too.
My bloggy friend Moogsmum is going on a stash-buying diet during February. Now, my stash isn't very big, but I'm going to attempt to join in, more for the money-saving aspect. Whilst I am fairly careful with my spending, I am rather aware of the fact that I wait for the credit card statement date to come around and then think "oh great, I can buy something else now and it'll be on next months bill!" I will allow myself one exception - the additional fabric needed to finish off the above quilt (I already have the batting), but that's it - no more fabric (or wool) during Feb. Wish me luck!
And talking of February, after seeing similar ideas on other people's blogs in the past, I've decided to set myself the challenge of a post a day for 28 days. Hopefully, it might help me to think of things other than "what I've made" or "what I've bought". It may very well be that, on some days I shall only post a photo, but we'll just see where it takes me. Anyone fancy joining me?