Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sewing from the week

This week has been heavily disrupted in our house. First I spent Monday night in A&E with Miss Strawberry Shortcake but all is well and we eventually came home in the small hours of the night. And on Tuesday I received the call I feared from my brother to tell me that my Grand-Dad passed away. So we packed and went home for the week-end to say our last Good-Bye and be there for the funerals. My Grand-Dad turned 88 last Sunday so he has been blessed with a long and happy life but regardless, it was very emotional and hard to let him go one last time.

Needless to say that all the plans for this week have gone through the window and little got done. Today is Mother's Day in England and I must say it has been a slow day for me, I have been feeling physically exhausted, I guess this is the consequence of the last week.

I have spent a considerable amount of time in the car to travel back and forth to France, which has helped to work on my Once Upon a Time sampler for the 30/30 Sewing Challenge. Of course, I haven't caught up yet but I am very happy with my progress this month. From here at the beginning of March
to there tonight

I also managed to get started on my other project for the 30/30 Sewing Challenge, the You've Got Mail wall-hanging. I completed 3 envelopes and one pencil blocks. This was also my NewFO Challenge for March, I am glad I started it, now to finish it... one day.

My NewFO project for April will be the Triangle Quilt-Along. I have selected my fabric, now to get started (and hopefully finished) in April. Wish me luck!

And of course with plenty of hand sewing time, I finished my block for the I Love Lucy International Bee for March (#13 on my March aLYoF)

I also finished my block for the Little Blog Bee (#15 on my March aLYoF)

These make my total of blocks for March so far for the 350 blocks Challenge at 22 blocks. I need 8 more by tomorrow night, not sure I'll manage to meet this month target once again.
Linking to 30/30 Sewing Challenge, Anything Goes Monday, Building Blocks Tuesday, NewFO Challenge.


  1. Nice work on your blocks! You're almost there!!!! Keep up the great work!

  2. I have enjoyed your blocks and stitching!

  3. sorry to hear about your granddad it is always tough to loose your grandparents...even with the disruption you still managed to get lots of sewing done...

  4. So sorry to hear about your granddad. Sending hugs and kisses.

  5. You did great on your challenges. Looking forward to seeing your triangle quilt. Great job!
    Sorry for your loss. Celine. Praying for you and your family.

  6. Well done Celine. We can only do what we can - sometimes life gets in the way. Don't forget to take care of yourself...sometimes being selfish is about a bubble bath or a good book and not necessarily quilting or sewing!

  7. Sorry to hear about your grandfather passing, Celine. But impressed with what you finished despite the chaos. I especially love that I Love Lucy bee block - really stunning!

  8. So sorry to hear about your grandfather. You've done some beautiful work here in spite of it all.


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