So two weeks of school holidays is over. Normality, or what passes for normality around here, has resumed. The routine of filling a lunchbox and the after school pickup is actually quite soothing. I know when I will be able to squeeze in some quilting at least!
The last weekend of the holidays, I managed to escape to the twice yearly Quilting Retreat that our local guild holds. I arrived on Friday at about 10.30am, was sewing at 11.00am and didn't stop until lunchtime Sunday, when we cleaned up, packed up and trooped back to our real lives.
These pictures are all sections of the quilt I'm putting together for my son's sixth birthday. The Retreat let me make enough progress on it that I think I'm going to have it finished. It has to be done for next Saturday. Do you think I'll do it?!
There are a few blocks of flying geese to go, which I've made up but not backed and quilted yet, and then I have to sew all the blocks together and bind it. I should be sewing, not blogging!
So a quick synopsis: we have 19 new chicks, including five Faverolles, which I'm very excited about. My incubator is making a funny noise, which we think is a bearing in the fan. I'm trying to get into the vege garden with limited success, but my potatoes are looking good and my bean seedlings are impressive. My brother and sister-in-law are planning a visit with my gorgeous three-month-old nephew. We are hopefully going to get professional mediation in our neighbourly dispute. We had a chaotic and fun visit from the three nieces during the school holidays and now that things are getting back to normal, you should see me here more often. Phew! See you soon.