So at 8:30 last night, I shut down my work laptop for the last time for 8 whole days, and I’m now on holiday… to work at the Commonwealths. Oh yes, I really know how to take a break ;o) I do have today off specifically because I’m going to the opening ceremony though, and I have got a little sewing in (although it’s almost a bit too hot to have the iron on all the time, so I’m sewing all I can before I have to turn it on to press things, then unplugging it again!).
I hope you all have a great week, and for those of you in the Commonwealth, I hope you have a great Games! As this goes live, I’ll be meeting my dad and we’ll be heading into the stadium for the opening ceremony. From tomorrow I’ll be at Tollcross, directing people for the swimming with my green foam finger and doing my best to avoid any cameras…
Finishes This Week:
My first project to be tackled this week was Anneliese’s late bee blocks (I got a bye, she’s on holiday), bringing me back up to date with my blocks:
I’ve got 2/3 of my pillowcases from my FAL Q3 list on Monday complete. It would have been 3/3, but it turned out I didn’t buy quite enough of the green voile, so I’ve had to order more in.
In Progress This Week:
I’ve got 7/8 of this turned into a top, but a cutting error means that one bit will find its way onto the back, while I wait for a replacement piece to come through. I’m just lucky I was able to get hold of another bit!
To Be Worked On This Week:
If the replacement piece arrives in time, finishing the Christmas top, and maybe quilting after my shifts (providing the loft, aka my basting area, isn’t too tropical!)
The voile quilt top
Linking up with Lee and the gang:
Your value bee blocks are really cute, and I really like the deer in the center! I hope you have a great day at the opening ceremony! 🙂
Have a great time at the games. I doubt they'll be on Czech telly! I love that echinacea print – must try to get some
Nothing like working when you're on holiday, have a greaat time. Those pillowcases are fantastic 🙂
Sweet progress! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Hope you have a fab time – we're looking forward to watching the ceremony tonight and to coming down in a couple of days. Should be brilliant. Juliex
I love those bee blocks!!! Have fun at the games!
oh wow katy, those pillowcases are beautiful!
You crazy gal- holidays are supposed to be for mad sewing sessions. Enjoy the Commonwealth games- I'll be looking for you and your green foam finger!
The bee blocks are fab , great colour combo – enjoy the games!
I love the scrappy blocks!! And those pillow cases are so stylish! Have fun at the games , are you going to get teddy photos with every gold medalist?
I love the fabric you are using for the pillow cases! Gorgeous!
Can't wait to see the quilt top you are working on, the fabrics are quite lovely! Have fun at the games!
Love your pillow cases. The print is so pretty. Enjoy the games.
Very cool. I heard Rod Stewart is going to e there : ) Fun!
Katy used the C word!!
Really enjoyed the opening ceremony, don't avoid the cameras and we'll all give you a wave!!
Have fun, I will be looking out for you just in case you can't dodge all of the cameras.
I sew at night, bit cooler for the iron then, and I quilt in the day, when I don't need the iron on 😉
Love the pillow cases! Such a great line of fabric for those 🙂
I didn't realize you were WORKING at the games! Hope it's a great experience…
I love Anneliese's blocks! enjoy your holiday!
I actually watched the opening ceremonies all the way over here and Hoy and McAvoy totally unicef'ed me. 🙂
Is it just me or is everything better with a little bit of John Barrowman? And does it seem like everyone there is having a much more fun time than the Olympics? Do they ask a "Are you a nation of good sports and friendly interactions?" question before you're allowed to register? No "we must win ALL the medals" attitudes allowed!
Hope you had a lovely time at the Games…!
Kept an eye out for you but didn't see you on any games coverage. The Australian tv coverage was crap! We've come to expect it now. Only shows live what Australians might be good at, doesn't show sports that we may be interested in for sports sake. I love your pillow case. Very pretty.
I love my blocks! the donkey is so gorgeous. Thank you so much for helping me making this quilt