Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Holiday Bag

The awful weather yesterday encouraged me to finish my holiday bag in record time. I used a piece of furnishing fabric I had leftover from some cushions I made a few weeks ago, I slash cut the front with 6 layers of different fabrics and lined it with some calico I had dyed,added some rope handles and a button I liked and here we are! I'm very pleased with the way it turned out, I put a few pockets inside for my camera, phone etc now all we need is the weather!

Last year we travelled from Portsmouth to Bilbao with the van. We left Portsmouth in glorious sunshine, the journey down was calm and relaxing over 36 hours then arrived in Bilbao to torrential rain, continued to the Pyrenees to meet up with our friends and had snow for 2 days! Hope the weather will be kinder in Brittany this year.

This little lady knows something is happening but she won't be coming with us this time,perhaps next year.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

A long time

I really am rubbish at this no excuse really except life has got in the way-holidays, family and gardening to name but a few. My textile swaps have also taken a back seat lately but I did manage a few swaps with the UKEmbellisher Group. This was sent to Jacqueline a few weeks ago.

These mini quilties and paper clips were sent to Susan and Amanda and were great fun to make.

We are off to Brittany at the weekend with our caravan. Usually we try to go for four weeks but DS2 and girlfriend and Ellie wanted to come with us this time and as DS1 and DDIL are expecting their first child at the beginning of July we thought 2 weeks would be better. I just hope our new grandchild doesn't decide to make an early appearance or we might have to come back early. As it's a grey miserable day here I'm off to make a summery bag for my hols and then do some more packing.