The following weekend my Dad came over from Norway for a visit.
While he was here, I finally managed to do a bit of lino carving and printing. Gosh its fun.
I even managed to make a new tote bag out of an old Norwegian post sack. I love it, especially as it has my boy on the back.
I have finally made a start on Monika's quilt. It is based on the floating block pattern from one of my favourite blogs ohfransson.com. I love her blog, and her books are fantastic. If you like quilting then I highly recommend a browse. Not the best photo, but you get the idea. I will post more when I make progress.
The following weekend Matt went off to Spain with his sister and the Monkey to visit with his father. I stayed home with the dog, the wine, my sewing machine, knitting and the TV. It was bliss. The only dark cloud is that my boy George is not a well pup. I am not going to go deeply into it as we are still trying to find out how deep the problem is and if we can fix it. I am a bit stressed out about it and some what in denial so when I know more I will share.
Finally this weekend, my Mum has come for a long over due visit. It has been awesome. She cleans, cooks and generally makes a fuss and looks after us. I also may have got her into paper piecing. I de-stashed a bit and she is going to take all the stuff I don't want. I will drive over some time in the next few months with a car full of fabric and my old sewing machine. I have ordered a few supplies for her and she is happy as a clam, it would appear that I have infected her with the addiction for crafting. Sewing is not new to her, she used to make all our clothes and most of her own when we were small so I like to think that I am just reminding her of what she used to love.
She leaves in a few hours and will be greatly missed. I think we have managed to convince her to come back soon though. Maybe even to stay. That, though my friends, is another story. Thanks for reading to the end, and stay tuned.