First it was the FoQ which dragged my attention away and then as soon as I got home I was asked by my manager at work to make a child's quilt for her newborn twin nephews - she needed it for today, giving me 10 days to design and make it! Luckily I have a huge stash of fabrics to choose from so I didn't have to order any and I designed it on EQ7. At the end of last week she asked me if I would make a smaller quilt for her niece too, so she wouldn't feel left out - so that was more pressure! I've been sewing up to 10pm all week so far to get them finished (as well as doing my day job!) and today I presented them to her...thank goodness she liked them!!
So there you are - that's my excuse! Now I have to work out why my machine's automatic needle threader suddenly decided to give up the ghost - my poor old eyes are struggling! But I shall spend a couple of quiet evenings now preparing the dupion silk I have planned to make my challenge piece. It's based on the sculpture 'Dream'... http://www.dreamsthelens.com/ - and here's the photo I'll be working from...
It will only be quite simple as we go away on holiday on 18th September...so I'd better get cracking!!