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Today is officially the last day of my maternity leave. I will be back at work tomorrow leaving my little daughter at home with my Mum while my son will go to childminder as usual. How strange will that feel after 7 months at home... Can't believe how quickly the time has gone. But then you are never really bored with 2 little ones! I have done a few things but of course there were plenty more on my to-do list.
I haven't even started my darling daughter's quilt. I bought the Teddy's Playhouse pattern from Kids Quilts at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham last year. The pattern had sold out so I had it sent all the way from New Zealand. Their stand at the show was delightful and I really wanted to buy all the patterns. I bought some Christmas patterns at the same time and made a stocking
and a toy bag for my son last December. There were fun and quite quick to make since I managed to finish them both in time for Christmas (just) while starting on 20th December.
I haven't started the Hungry Caterpillar quilt that my son is nagging me about now and then, only bought the fabric for it last November.
I haven't finished the quilt for my Auntie's birthday, the one for my grand-mum. I haven't started all the bag I was planning to make. No time to explore those ideas I had in my head. And the list could go on and on and on... If the days could have 48 hours!...
Anyway it was great to spend some time at home with the little ones, to get little time to play with fabric, to read some many different great sources of inspirations (blogs etc). Now is the time to find a new routine. Hopefully I will still be able to post updates more or less regularly and hopefully you will continue to come and visit me from time to time!
We also had a family meal for my Grand-Mum's 80th birthday on 14 July (Bastille Day) and I am ashamed to report that I gave her an uncompleted present. Despite spending some time on my hens on 13th and 14th morning, I didn't manage to finish my wall-hanging. I did put the top together and the 3-layer sandwich but I didn't have time to quilt it. It is so much harder to work away from home and it doesn't help to use a sewing machine you're not used to! Anyway, I gave her her present and took it back to finish it for next time we are going back. I now have under 2 weeks to finish it. Watch this space!
I haven't got much more to report on the quilting/sewing front really because I haven't found time to do anything else. I was planning to get started on my hexies but still haven't found time. I had taken home a box with a few projects I could work on but I haven't touch any. Never mind, I spent some quality time with my family and the kids enjoyed their time there as well.Hopefully I will have more to report soon as I have only 6 days left until I return to work. My maternity leave is coming to an end and I will start work again next Wednesday.
While I was taking pictures outdoor, I also took one modelling the fascinator I made yesterday to give an idea of the size compare to my head! Also because the contrast is slightly better, maybe you can now see the 2 colours I used: white and platinum.