Friday, September 11, 2009

First flaunt for a while

Sorry - I've been in limbo for the last few weeks, not able to get my head around anything much..... the last year has been so intense and stress filled that I think it is all now hitting me. In one more week, my year 12's will have submitted their major assessment (worth 40% of their final score) and I will be on two weeks 'holiday'..... :-)
I haven't had a chance to do much in recent weeks, and the few chances I've had I've squandered, not able to motivate myself properly, preferring to seep like an ever increasing blob into the couch.

I HAVE made 6 ATC's for my group's Haiku swap, as shown below.....

I've also made some progress on Julie's quilt..... I had planned to machine quilt it, but decided it may look more presentable if I hand quilted it.... don't look too closely at the stitching!


Here is a hint of what the front looks like - the sun was streaming through when Liam and I were photographing it...

I hope to post it next week, fingers crossed!

My plan for the holidays (apart from cross marking SATs, preparing revision work for my year 12's and catching up on corrections) is to get both Steven's and Rob's quilt tops together. I also need to complete the Summer mini quilt which will travel to USA and the friendship bag, which will fly to Italy. I'll keep you posted.

7 comments:

aubirdwoman said...

love ATC's and Quilt Alison.

aubirdwoman said...

oh and see you have joined the Inchie Christms swap :)

Julie said...

You and me both Al, just one week to go.....Yippee! ATC's look great, and the sneak peak of my quilt looks wonderful..... I had better get my finger out and complete yours!!! Nice to have you back flaunting with us!

cinzia said...

Glad to hear Steve is starting to recover and you are back flaunting again. Your ATCs are really cute.

Penny said...

Al, sleep is good! Running yourself ragged is not.

Frou said...

Love the ATCs and the sneak peak of the quilt is intriguing...

Fran C said...

Lovely ATC's Alison did you hand embroider or are the flowers buttons, machine embroidery