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Sunday, 25 March 2012

An odd assortment and Handmade Monday

Friday was Open Day at the Grands school, we had not planned to go, in fact, we had planned a totally lazy day but at 9 a.m. my daughter phoned to say that one of them was getting into a state because his Granddad was not going to see him in his play.
So, with feet not touching floor we made it for 9.45 just in time for curtain up and Stella The Starfish was in full swing. How those teachers got 60 kids of 6 and 7 to remember all that and perform without too many hiccups I will never know.  Children of that age are soooo amazing.  They not only remembered words and dance routines but 8 songs too and we were told that they had only been  rehearsing for three weeks, any more than that and they get bored.  I am so glad that we didn't miss it after all.

I have nothing to show you for Handmade Monday except a bit more work to one of the panels as I have been doing alterations. A client bought a set of five long sleeved blouses and wanted all of them turned into short sleeved ones.  Although the blouses are identical apart from the colour she wanted all the sleeves different.  I was so fed up with them by the time I had finished I could have binned them for two pins.  Common sense prevailed and they are now packed up ready for collection tomorrow. lol.

How about a ditty to make up for my lack of work~

The light, so bright,
So clear and crisp,
Glistening dew
In the sun through the mist.

The early hour
Of the first Spring day,
The Herald cries
Summers on its way.

I love these mornings
When the world looks so new,
When the grass looks so fresh
And the weeds still few.

But before much longer
Sunday peace will be gone,
With the hum of mowers
As the grass gets too long.

I have gossipped enough for one day so I will suggest you all pop over to Wendys at 1stUniquegifts/blog for Handmade Monday and have a look at all the lovely goodies


  1. A very appropriately ditty - sums up the lovely weather very well. The panels are lovely, Carol, look forward to seeing the full quilt. Children are great at remembering lines, etc - our problem is once we hit 25 can't remember what we did yesterday! Hope you have a good week.

  2. Lovely panels. What a they going to be when finished ( nit that they're not lovely enough as they are!)

    1. Two commemmorative quilts for diamond jubilee and olympics, you can see the rest of them on my flickr
      These are for the twins and I then have one more to do for one ather Grandson. phew. A marathon job.,

  3. Had to chuckle at your city Carol very good. Love the panels and good to hear you enjoyed the play

  4. I know that feeling of wanting to bin a job I have to do! Ah well, there's always the next project to look forward to! Love the little ditty, oh the weeds I have to look forward to!!

    Great to see you progressing with the panels too!

  5. Nice bit of poetry there! And I love that panel in the top photo, the pinkish one.....

  6. I don't have weeds in my garden, however I do have lots of uncultivated flowers.
    Good luck with the panels, it's sounds like it's a big job.
    I used to love going to the kiddies performances, now I have a grandson I expect to go along to his too, (when he's a bit older, he's not quite 3 yet) :)

    Jan x

    1. Gosh, is he nearly three already, I remember how excited you where when he arrived. He will be going to school before you know it. lol.

  7. I'm glad you enjoyed the Grand's performance - I love watching school plays. These panels are lovely, and I wouldn't know how to alter a sleeve, let alone make five different ones, so I am in awe of you.
    Jo x

  8. Aren't kids plays brilliant, they try so hard and do so well, I bet you're so pleased you didn't miss it. The panels are looking good, I look forward to seeing them all together. x

  9. Loved the little ditty! So glad you enjoyed the school show. It is great how kids remember things like this - suspect part of it is its something they really enjoy. I am also looking forward to seeing your panels jointed up. Have a good week! Mich x