Friday, 12 March 2010

Dear Jane Blocks & Other Bits & Pieces

I Haven't posted since the beginning of the month, so here what I have been up to & what been going on with me.
Been down with a cold which DH kindly gave to me is so kind lol I am just finally getting over that, I want to start a quilt for myself but would not allow myself to start it until I finished the DJ blocks well that what my friend & I call it as while we doing them the size is not a Dear Jane size we went for blocks of 9.5" for the finish of 9 inch we started this well at least 12-18 months ago & what we have done is each picked 18 blocks we do 2 of each block I keep one set & she will have the other set & she will do the same her blocks are the more harder ones (well I wasn't stupid lol) I had already sent her 4 so now have to send her the remaining 14 the photos are of my set.
You see some are 3 colours these are the colours we will be doing the quilt in it P&B Textiles their Moroccan spice range, my friend was really kind & gave me 6 yards of each of the 3 colours for my birthday a couple of years ago.
I have also been knitting I am working on a Aran Sweater for the above friend for her birthday want to finish it by end of the month so I can send it along with the blocks her birthday not until May but I like to get it sent early so it be there in time.
I had a eye appointment at the hospital in January as I am under them for my eyes anyway the field test that they do I was told that it wasn't very good & they see me in 3 months, got a appointment in April then had a letter saying it cancelled until June so phoned got it changed back to a day in April only for this one to be cancelled so I e-mail them complaining so on Tuesday got a call giving me a date in April, then yesterday got a early call saying that there been a cancellation & I could go in yesterday afternoon which I did, the results is that it about the same so have to go back in 4 months which is July which is only a month later than some of the appointments they were giving me for this one so it be interesting to see how that works out.
While I am on health & the NHS here in the UK I have a lump on my leg well to cut a long story short had X-Rays which is not showing anything so the specialist has asked for a CT Scan so have to wait for that they say 4-8 weeks but that one I am not too worried about I will get on to the hospital next week if I haven't heard just to check that they received the request.
Back to Quilting the quilt I will be doing is my design in that I have worked it out on EQ6 I have some Sunbonnet Sue which I bought so will put them on WoW background fabric & do it every other one then I have 3 different blocks & will put one of those every other one if it comes out like the image on the quilting program should look okay I am using very light bright fabrics.
I have been watching Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day Series on the Rural Channel which we get here she now on Egg Money Quilts & I really do like what I have seen so far I hope to get the book well because of this series I had been looking at some 1930s fabric & I have manage to get 50 FQs for a very good price with shipping so they are on their way I am hoping to have them next week.
I have also ordered some fabric which was in a sale over here in the UK I ordered it as I also got £5 off if i spent over £10 so well what is a gal suppose to do when offers like that come along so am waiting on that it being very slow in coming if it hasn't arrived by today will let them know so they can resend it or chase it up what ever.
DH has been busy he has got a orange & a lemon tree he nursing them like a baby with bringing them in to the house late afternoon & the rest of the time in his greenhouse this is the one he built so it has the double polycarbonate sheeting rather than glass or a single glazed panel, he now putting bubble wrap inside so it will be warm enough for the trees to stay there all the time as he wants to get them in to the larger pots he has & once he has repotted them no way can we bring them inside apart from anything else will be too heavy anyway he keep them in the greenhouse until the warmer weather when they can be outside for the summer.
My DBIL had asked me to order some sock yarn which he paid for & I will be knitting him 4 pairs of socks with it so have knitting lined up for a while told him I can't start before I finish the Aran sweater but will start once finished.
That about it with all my news weather here in my part of the UK is been dry but cold & the wind makes it even colder it below what is the normal temperatures for the time of year, I wonder if anyone remembers March 1972 towards the end of that month we had summer like weather I remember going off to work in just a dress it was up in the 70s now we lucky if half of that, this certainly been a bad winter for a long time I don't mind getting harsh cold winters if we got hot dry summers so lets hope so  


  1. Your blocks look great, and I'm anxious to see them set together. I hope your health problems will soon be taken care of.

  2. Wonderful blocks! Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Your blocks look great! I plan on purchasing the Elanor Burns Egg Money quilt book soon. I have really enjoyed watching the series and would like to make some if not all if the blocks.

  4. Love the colour choice for Dear Jane...chocolate and cream...hope you feel better soon...hugs lyn

  5. I love the colours in your blocks.

    Isn't the NHS just great sometimes - talk about right hand not knowing what left hand is doing.


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