Tuesday, 16 October 2018

FAL 2018 Q4

Oh man, i am squeaking in with my last list of 2018. Right no messing about:
No.1 - i have two large New york beauty blocks, trying to use up my Zandra Rhodes Lace Mountain fabric. I need to make some more and decide what im going to do with it.
No.2 - Sewn up by Leila Garduna has been running 52 weeks of scrappy triangles. a great fun sew along. It is now week 51, I have been keeping up so I now need to DO something with them.
No.3 - OK this one cant roll over again, i have to make something with this Neptune and the Maiden fat quarter bundle. i might make a quilt from the pattern in the picture but maybe not but it needs to get made into something.
No.4 - well this is coming along nicely, blocks all made and setting triangles are on some of them, just keep on plugging on and fingers crossed the farmers 1930s quilt will be done this year.
No.5 - I bought  this lovely embroidery by Ruby Seppings at this years FOQ, love the box!
No.6 - this is sort of a roll over, I made this from several charm packs, it needs backing, quilting and then off to Linus!
No.7 - I got this Jelly roll from a destash, possibly over a year ago, its lovely and has to be made into something. I have two patterns in mind.
No. 8 - Mini tuffet!i got this kit at the FOQ, cant wait to see what it looks like.

No.9 - Emmeline retreat bag, this is a roll over but i really want to use these fabrics and make the bag.

No.10  - I'm amassing too many scraps, i have an idea for a string rectangular block to use this up.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Leaving part deux!

I really dont know where to start, no seriously I dont. How do i encapsulate 11 incredible years in one blog post? and not just nay 11 years, 11 years of ups downs, highs lows, amazing times. so I will start with these, because supporting my subject areas at QMU was possibly the most rewarding aspect of the job (and i have shown Eric Liddells gold medals to Alan Wells 😃) These are the webpages i put together for my subjects. They were always in the top  5 of most accessed pages :-) i trained my students well!

My last day was always going to be a TAD emotional and it seemed to go on forever, but lets start with cake, and not just any cake an Isabel Bentley cake. Isabel is our star baker and was responsible for my totally awesome patchwork 50th birthday cake. How could she out do that?? well i think she did and it tasted as awesome as it looked.

phew! emotional but hey there was cake, everything is better with cake. What else could there be??? At lunchtime my chum Laurie and Isabel wanted to take me to the student union for a drink .....awww how kind 😃😃 as we came out of the main building heading across to the union i wondered why i could hear "beautiful sunday" blaring out??? and why were there so many people in university square??? and WHY WERE THEY ALL DANCING THE SLOSH!!!!! now for those of you who dont know, the slosh is a dance, bit like a line dance which is a regular at scottish weddings. My mother was never a fan and i was not allowed to learn it when i was young (smacked of having too much fun ...) so our student Union Manageress (and mother to Rocco my floofy pal) was horrified when she learned this so taught me how to do it. I never looked back, i have participated in record breaking slosh attempts, i have danced it drunkenly in the foundry in Aberdeen with best chum Irene (hello Irene!) i LOVE doing the slosh and have always joked that i would love to see a flash mob slosh in the main university square! so what did lovely Laurie do? she organised a flash mob slosh as part of my leaving present (to be fair it was a dream come true for a lot of people there!!!)
and so what to do but join in 😁

One of my lovely students - Shu got this video of the second slosh, yes there was more than one tune!:


Phew! i took the afternoon off because i knew i wouldnt be up to doing much. Next came the official presentation. Afternoon tea in the student union. I dont actually remember much of this, i was just too too emotional so let the pictures do the talking.

so who knew i love gin and pandas !
 my floofy pal
 tins! and notebooks! i love tins and notebooks!
 badge from a lovely student
 my desk
ooook - my desk

 Laurie me and Isabel post slosh
 I do love OT
 When a lecturer writes you a poem!
 bother, rotated the wrong way but beautiful whale pictures from  a smashing lecturer!
 Not only does Isabel bake great cakes but she buys awesome mugs!
 how did i accumulate so much booze ???? so many people know i love gin!
 fabulous bookmark from my step count pal Mikey
 I choke up when i see this, my floofy pal, Rocco, my lunchtime companion for many years.
 Im welling up writing this, a card and badge from a lovely student
 leaving presents!
 more leaving presents!
 presents from lovely people who want you to be happy in your new job, blimey im greetin just looking at these.
 oh gosh, a liberty voucher and the loveliest card ...

 Wine! salute,  as in salutogenesis (google it)
 ma pal, in the student union, a happy place
 my boss giving my leaving speech
 Dearly beloved .... oh lord know what i was waffling herer ....

flipping heck even a card from the bookshop who does a pop up shop on campus twice a year !!!!

My last picture on campus, thank you but Budsmam over and out.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

enough pandas????

OK you cant not know that i love pandas right?? so here is no 1 on my Q3 2018 FAL list the Oslo craft bag by sew sweetness. I have wanted to make one of these for ages, just never got round to it. but then i got the hidden panda canvas and i knew it had to be in this bag. I may have used up some more of my panda stash, but hey one can never have enough pandas 😁

Classic meets modern! another finish!

Number 2 on my FAL 2018 Q3 list, blimey im motoring on here! this was supposed to be a BOM by Myquiltinfatuation but im a bit rubbish at those and just went and finished it way ahead of time. Love the layout, used up a lot of dashwood in this. a fun bright quilt, destined for siblings together.

 Fabulous quilt holding from the fabulous Scoobs!