Monday, 19 April 2010

sunny sunday, then back to work

after the car boot on sunday morning (where both children came home with as much plastic tat as they could buy for £1 & i picked up some great cotton aran yarn for 50p a ball!) we headed down to the park in the afternoon to make the most of the lovely spring weather (armed with apple & prune muffins & my sock knitting)
i didn't get too much done on the socks, but we all had a lovely afternoon, i have got a little making done lately & quilted the baby quilt i'm working on & have machined the front of the binding on, but still need to hand sew the back on,
i'm really happy with how this is turning out, as it was another 'make it up as i go along' quilt, i just quilted in straight lines across,
& with a sweet floral backing fabric (i'm just hoping the scan was right & my friends are in fact having a girl!)

on other news, i had my first official morning at work today, after a rather long maternity break i couldn't go back to my previous job, but have now got a job at our village pre-school (hooray -  this means term time only folks!) so three mornings a week little O will be at grandmas (till September that is, when she will then be able to start at the pre-school herself) & we'll get to spend school holidays together with big G! so whilst i think it will be a shock to the system being back at work on a regular basis, it really couldn't have worked out better, i know i'm really very lucky i can have the best of both.(& can continue to fund my yarn & fabric habit) 


  1. Well done on the job front, sounds perfect though going back to work after a break is difficult, think of all that extra wool and fabric, though!!!
    Your baby quilt is looking great, love the pretty floral backing.

  2. Oh fab- that job will be perfect won't it! Glad you got some cool stuff at the car boot- it's not just my lot that come away with piles of plastic tat then! I love that quilting in straight lines, it looks really lovely with the floral fabric x

  3. hope day one went ok...must feel strange but good too and any extra for the fabric kitty has to be a bonus! love the quilt you're working on. i have 2 on the go for new babies. hand stitching the binding is my favourite bit as i can do it in front of the telly!

  4. What a super quilt, I like the fact that it is different. Well done with the job, perfect for you. As a nanna I know how difficult it is for you young mums to organise working, living and enjoying your children. The best of luck in your new job.