Monday, 4 April 2016

March round up ...

At the end of  February round up I stated that:

[in March] We have lots planned this month on all fronts so it will certainly be a busy one.

It must have been a commentator's curse because one of us after another was ill and most things had to be cancelled!  My daughter was writing to her pen pal just after Easter and asked the question 'What have we done since I last wrote?' .... we thought long and hard and really the answer was we've been at home ill and trying to get better.
I completed all my Bee commitments at the start of the month and they included a cowboy for Jane in the Stash Bee:

Two blocks made by strip piecing various colour combinations for Julie in the Bee Together Mini Bee for Siblings Together:

I was Queen Bee in Hive 5 of the Bee Hive and requested the Spinwheel Block in dark grey, light grey, dark pink, light pink and white.  My second practice block looked like this:
My first practice block did not look like this but still looked nice!  It was wonderful getting such lovely happy mail landing on my door mat and I now have quite a collection of wonderful blocks which look like this:
There was some other making of bits and pieces but for the first time ever I lost my enthusiasm for sewing and one day, when I did make it into the studio to sew something, I really didn't enjoy it - shock horror!  Luckily that has now passed and I am creating once more!
On the Home Ed front there were trips to various Shakespeare Birthplace properties, Spanish, ice skating and Science Club.  They also participate in a FB Home Ed Art Academy where each Monday a new challenge is set.  At the beginning of March was World Book Day and the art challenge was to create something from a favourite book.

Miss M's drawing was of Maddie Hatter (the Mad Hatter's daughter) from Ever After High ...

and Miss C's picture was of Esme from Amazing Esme!

There was also a traditional Easter Bonnet competition which they were very keen to enter ...

Even the Lego play reflected our state of health with this state of the art ambulance, which needed the dog in it at all times because 'dogs make people better Mum'!

Reading in March involved recommendations from other people's blogs, children's books and some easy read chick lit ...


So here's to a healthy April - fingers crossed - and it will certainly be busy for me because my husband, at rather short notice, is heading back to New Zealand for 3 1/2 weeks.  We have a lot to get sorted before he leaves in 6 days time and then I have my usual Home Ed commitments plus my Malvern Show quilt entries.  In fact it has just made me tired thinking about it all!! x


  1. So sorry to hear you and the family have been sick. I hope you feel better soon. The spinwheel blocks are beautiful! They will make a great quilt.

  2. Despite the illness it looks like a lot going on - love the drawings and the ever after high books look like something I would read!


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