I’m not entirely sure how it got to be Tuesday. I’m sure I’m in some sort of time slip… maybe I just need to take a step to the right???
Sunday was spent trying to get a decent piccy of the Panda Party quilt for Down Under Quilts magazine. They are running an article on animal quilts and are going to include Panda Party in the story. Have I told you (probably repeatedly) how much I dislike taking photos of quilts? I loathe taking photos of quilts. Loathe. It’s Tuesday and I still haven’t got a decent shot. Grrrr!
Monday was a bit of a dream. I’m sure it happened, but I can’t remember much of it. I blame the allergy tablet I took at 9am… which turned me into a sleepy, drooling mess that no amount of caffeine could kick start back to life. The allergy season this year has been long and nasty. Roll on winter and the lack of tropical grass seeds, mould and pollen!
Today I’ve put together my swap gifties for Julie’s Easter Swap. They are all parcelled up and ready to go. I thought Easter was this weekend, but I’m told I’ve got another week’s grace before I have to do an emergency clean up… phew! The house isn’t worthy to accommodate pigs.
That spotty fabric by the way, is the backing on the panda quilt. It’s a Riley Blake 108in backing. The quality is good, the prints are bright and I don’t need to join it! I got mine from the US but plenty of stores in Australia (including Brisbane) stock it.
It really looks great on the back of the quilt. Ps. the panda softie is a (failed) prototype.
I also needed to take a quick piccy of the Red Cat Blue Cat quilt for FB today. I gave up trying to get a ‘styled shot’, threw it on the grass, and snapped the piccy two seconds before it started pelting down with rain. The flash has given it a bit of a surreal look but it will have to do for today. The clothes on the clothesline got wet but by golly I took that photo ROFLOL.
And now as the day is coming to an end, I’m lost. There is so much to do. From cleaning the loo to finishing some quilty projects. It’s almost overwhelming. I think I might put all the jobs I need to do into a hat and pull them out one at a time. And maybe I can convince hubby to clean the loo tomorrow?
Happy Tuesday everyone, toni xx
Oh, I just remembered something. Apparently a pattern of mine (published under the name Sweet Alice) is in a magazine called “Traditional Crafts”. I’ve never heard of the magazine and obviously the publishing company concerned has on-sold or republished the pattern in that magazine. I only found out because of an email I received today. There is a mistake in the pattern (only in the magazine). I remember this one, because I had an argument with the original technical editor over it (some years ago now).
The instructions for the sashing strips is wrong. They are not 2 1/2in x 8 1/2in. They measure
2 1/2in x 10 1/2in. I’m sorry that this has happened but I can’t do anything about it. I didn’t know about the magazine publishing the pattern, my original correction was ignored and now it’s been republished with the error.
It’s enough to make a girl take to the couch for the rest of the week…