So we get to the last day of school and instead of being a day of joy and celebration my kids are furious with me because I didn't take them to the lido.
Furious. No 1 is staging a hunger strike. No 2 is giving me the silence treatment (if only he knew what a treat that actually is!!)
In my defense can I say it's 15C (59F) outside and raining. Hard. The rain does stop every ten minutes or so but then it starts again and my idea of fun is NOT freezing my butt off under an umbrella in July watching my kids getting pneumonia whilst swimming in a non-heated outdoor pool. Apparently I'm alone in thinking this.
Call me spoil-sport, I can take it.
On a better note my two weeks intensive UFO elimination programme has had good results: still to show you are No 3's sofa quilt, a new camera strap and a 'mug rug' swap. As soon as the weather improves and there's enough light to take decent pictures I'll show you all.
My Farmer's wife quilt is going great too. Only 87 blocks to go. (That sounds awfully depressing, doesn't it?)
I'm also half-way in a linen crochet 'scarfette' for wanting of a better word on a day I feel positively brain dead. (Do you ever wake up in the morning without having the faintest idea of what day of the week it is? That's me today)
What I can show you however is my latest pattern design in issue 31 of SEW HIP magazine (in the shops now)
That's mine that is.
NOT the baby (cute though), you doughnuts!
Although it's been so long since I was commissioned it that the gestational period would have been the same. I could have provided them with quilt AND prop!
Also in the same issue is a block I had designed for their mistery quilt but for some reason they didn't attributed to me... doh. (Not very happy about it)
I better go and see if I can make peace with my offsprings now... otherwise this could turn out to be a looooong summer indeed.
wish me luck.