So many things happening at the moment:
1 . I signed up to the ATC Swap over at Very Berry and have now received my partner. The theme this time is My Perfect ....... This will be the third swap I have taken art in and I love them. Here is the ATC I received from my partner last time, the theme was Home Sweet Home:
and this is the one that I sent:
2. I need to make some Home and/or Garden blocks for this year's Project Linus challenge at the Festival of Quilts. I have only made house blocks once before for the first quilting bee I too part in but I loved them so here's to a few more.
3. I also stumbled onto the Quilts for Comfort website earlier this week and they also are on the lookout for blocks. Their challenge is to make a storytelling quilt which will be used by a charity who go into children's oncology unit. I have loads of ideas for this ...... but I especially love these illustrations from The Tickety Tale Teller and have always thought about using them for inspiration.
4. There's more, I can't forget to crochet in amongst all the fabric activities. Yarndale have recently launched their theme for this year's Creative Community Display - it's flowers. All the donated flowers will be used for a wonderful cause at the end of the show and they are so quick and easy to hook up using up very little yarn that I hope to make a whole bouquet to donate! These ones are currently gracing our fireplace, along with a Playmobil zoo I have just discovered!
5. I have finally taken the plunge and decided to enter into a quilt show. I have entered two categories for the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate in September, a bed quilt and a large wall hanging. The lady at the other end of the phone laughed rather a lot when I said I wanted to enter but had no details to write on the entry form, like absolutely no details ...... These entries are still very much in my head but have to come to fruition rather quickly now. however, she kindly let me enter and there's nothing like a deadline to force you to make something.
And that's not even taking into consideration that August is the month that starts a whole rollercoaster of birthdays which culminates in Christmas. So along with the Finsh-Along, long arm quilting and general home edding I don't think you'll hear the words "I'm bored" out of my lips this summer holidays! x