My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!
I am the mother of a six year old. Crazy! It makes me feel just a little bit old. (I'm going to feel positively ancient by the time he's ten). The people that love my son know him quite well - he got two of these tee-shirts. He was very excited about that - one to wear when the other one is in the wash!
I managed to finish the Dragon quilt, although there is a very ugly seam that needs unpicking and sowing by hand (I'll sneak it off his bed one night for that). I ignored all housework while I was frantically stitching - and you can get a bit of an idea from the photo above what an absolute bombsite the house is.
So I was very, very grateful to the weather gods who kept it fine so that we could proceed with the outdoor beach birthday party. It was a huge success. By that I mean we didn't drown or lose any children. Phew.
And my son made my life extra easy by wanting a "fancy chocolate cake like the supermarket ones". It took me about a third of the time it normally takes me to decorate a birthday cake and it was THAT good that when I'm not drooping with exhaustion like I am now, I will post the recipe.