I gave myself a wee bit of a break this week to do some almost selfish sewing.  It was sewing for a swap really, but I kind of think of swaps as selfish sewing because for the most part you can make what you like, albeit guided a little by your partner’s preferences!  I also finished my Brit Bee medallion I was working on last week, taught my class on Thursday, hit the hairdressers on Saturday and did some blog admin behind the scenes.  So totally relaxing week really ;o)

Finishes This Week:

This is the most I can show you of the finished medallion.  It’s all the recipient has seen too!  We’re inching ever closer to a final reveal I believe though, I’ve seen several others finished already, but they all have to be before the show off…

In Progress This Week:

After designing the pattern for my Cotton + Steel Mini Swap last week, I just had to get it sewn up this week, and I got the top finished last night.  My partner liked arrows, chevrons, geese, Tokyo Train Ride, secondary colours and linen, and I think I ticked all the boxes.  I made up a wee story for the centre bit – the wee dudes are waiting on the platform for the train top left, then they got on the train and went through the forest, where they saw foxes and birds and bunnies, then they went past the river full of lily pads, and ended up going through the mountains to the big town where their journey ends.  I may need to get out more…

Now I need to work out how to quilt it, any ideas?

To Be Worked On This Week:

It’s a bank holiday weekend this weekend, so I will spend one day on admin stuff, and then I will have 2 glorious days to sew!  And scrape grout *sigh*

Hope you all have a great week!  Linking up with Lee and the gang: