Monday, 22 October 2012

It is hard, hard, hard....

to work and look after a toddler and be passionate about quilting and to even begin to be a good wife and mother.
Frankly I don't know how some bloggers do it but they seem to do it all very well and very frequently.

This month I continue to feel ashamed to how late i was with the September blocks which I only managed to post this weekend gone. This is the first and hopefully my last time like this...thing is i try to do everything well and I am not always able to.

Anyway, enough grovelling, these are September makes:

And my October makes (one more to go before I am completely done!)

And an unexpected BUT EXTREMELY welcome gift. Tikki is a wonderful fabric shop where I have bought some of my most precious fabrics including Kaffe Fassetts and Westminster fabrics as well as great shot cottons which I harbour and only occasionally bring out to drool al over them and them hide them again. What is it with me and the fact that I cannot bear to cut my favourite fabrics?
Anyhow, the lovely Tiina from Tikki send me this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I nearly died and went to heaven from happiness.
THANK YOU Tiina, you are a superstar and I am grateful, what a gorgeous bundle. Tiina is giving a bundle away every month by the way (and I am not sponsored by her) so visit her website and sign up, or even better, go to her gorgeous shop and treat yourselves to loads of guilt-free gorgeous fabric!!!

Ahhhhh almost done.

and for the friends and family out there: here is one I made almost 18 months earlier. Still, the best I have ever made! even if it keeps me awake some nights!

Amelie x


  1. she is such a cutie!!! Looks just like her mummy :-D

  2. Don't be too hard on yourself! Your blocks and child look great! I love the block you made for me!

  3. Being a mommy demands time in ebbs and flows... You can always pick up sewing and blogging , when it is pleasurable and a creative release. (It's ok to say no when you really don't have time to join in or complete... all of us moms and wives understand!)

  4. Beautiful blocks - especially that last one! Enjoy your Tikki goodies and that cutie too - and as the mother of a 4 and a half year old, I have NO idea how many people accomplish half of what they do!

  5. I think every mom out there feels the same! And managing a job and quilting on top of it...whew! I was just feeling stretched so thin yesterday that it nearly brought me to tears. So, just hang in there and your blocks are so beautiful, I know the recipiants will be happy even if they're late (I love the one you made me!).

  6. No need to hang your head in shame - you have done loads and your blocks are so pretty. I don't think I got my machine out to do anything for the past three weeks - time just flies!


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