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What I have been working on this week !

Well it has been a pretty horrible week, as I have been laid up with flu for the most of it, last Friday, Saturday and Sunday disappeared in the oblivion of my duvet as I slept through it !!  Monday through Thursday not much better and I was tucked under my quilt on the sofa with just about enough energy to watch some TV and DVD's !  On Wednesday I was called to my 10 year olds school to collect him as he was also unwell, and we spent most of the afternoon cuddled up on the sofa together.  It is not very often we have this luxury, and this is a very bad time of year to be ill with Christmas just around the corner !!  Luckily he seems to have bounced back alot quicker than I did !!  I spent most of November with one cold or another, the doctor said I probably just have lower immunity at the moment !!  GREAT !!!!
On Saturday I finished quilting an allover design "Sunny Days" on a lovely pastel customer quilt which is a promised Christmas gift, and I even did a little piecing of my own which is something I have struggled to find the time for of late, as my quilting services have been so popular. 
This is what I have been working on tonight !!  I love the Makower range of teatime fabrics, with the cute little cupcakes and pastel colours, and I wanted to use a curvy ruler for the first time, which recently caught my eye !! 
I wanted a bit more pop than just pastels and have added some red stars in the sashings, which I hope will lift it a little as the curved blocks are a little bland on their own !!
After a deluge of snow this weekend, and my eldest son coming down with the same flu bug, we have not been too far from home today, but luckily managed to buy the Turkey and trimmings so if more snow comes, we are all set for Christmas dinner at least !!!  I am hoping the snow thaws in the next day or two as I still have lots of Christmas shopping to do.  At the moment, my poor husband has nothing to open !!!  Although I have the feeling that this could be the case for me too !!!   Christmas is after all mainly for the children, but it is nice to open a couple of small things !! 
The next customer quilt on the frame is a large 98" square which I hope to get quilted before Christmas, as I have a few more quilts booked in next week and early January !

2 Comments to What I have been working on this week !:

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Jane Barker on 26 December 2010 08:19
Hi Janette just wanted to say how much i like your web site, i have seen some of the quilts you have made and they are amazing, the attention to detail is brill and I would totally recommend your work. Hope your feeling better. Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas x
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Janette on 26 December 2010 10:41
Hi Jane, Merry Christmas to you too! and yes I am feeling much better now thank you. Finally some energy for some sewing projects and quilts. Many thanks also for your kind comments about my work. Take care Janette

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