The wee man is sleeping (hurrah – doesn’t happen very often!) so I thought I would do a quick post. I have so many ideas and so many drafts with half-completed posts – a bit like my works in progress – so I really am going to make an effort to write and craft more. When I’m just a bit less tired…
I came across an auction in aid of Save the Children’s Refugee Appeal which I shared on my Facebook page Knitters in Glasgow, East Ren & Beyond. It was run by another crafting page MuflahiCrafts. There were lots of hand-made items on sale, with all proceeds going to the appeal. I particularly loved this Christmas Panel. I don’t know how to quilt, but I thought it was lovely and would make a good excuse to learn – you know, in all my free time (oh those plans I had before I went on mat leave for the first time. I was going to learn a new language, spend hours crafting, get really fit, take my kids to loads of classes. Such grand plans. These days I am impressed if I manage to get dressed and out the door by lunchtime).
Anyway, I digress.
My aunt knows how to quilt. She has made some truly lovely quilts for my children. So I plan to take the panel to her and see if we can’t make something together with it. I just love the colours, and the pictures. It reminds me a little of a Dickensian Christmas (after Scrooge has been visited by the ghosts, not before). And maybe I am being a little fanciful, but I really hope once it is made into a quilt, that it will become a feature, and then hopefully a tradition, in my family. That my children will remember and love the quilt that comes out in the run up to Christmas. That covers their feet as we watch It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s a little twee I grant you, but I feel like I could do with a bit of twee in my life right now.
If anyone has any ideas for the quilt I would love to hear them!