Almost the end of half term week which started with this last Sunday at Exmouth. There is nothing like the cobalt blue of the sky there.
Amidst many dogs and their walkers was our little dog Lottie, wearing her fleece- bright but chilly out there.
A week of seeing family, catching up with friends, time at home with daughter and husband and of course sewing. I rekindled my voile Swoon from a two years ago. It was exactly the same time of year when I started the idea of a Swoon quilt. It must be the vivid saturated colours that I crave at this time of year. I enjoyed making this again, and the next block will be a little sooner.
I started a new quilt that I need to get made a little quicker: a Scrappy Trips Around the World for my nephew. He's a boy that appreciates a little handmade love and was keen on the idea of a quilt for his birthday. I didn't make one of these when the quilt a long first hit the quilty world, I now I started this I totally understand the popularity. So instant, so easy- everything fits together and needs minimal planning, plus what a way to get all your favourites in one quilt. There is a little planning going on here with a rough colour palette and an idea of how many dark, how many light, how many mid tone. I am planning the diagonals somewhat but this is relatively free and easy for me.
More beach, this time Budleigh Salterton, pebbles and a sea swirly with orange clay and cliff erosion from the recent storms.
With my honeys.
There are some ups and downs for me at the moment, c'est la vie. I go through this from Dec/January every year but it is more marked this year. The sea at Budleigh was loud, especially when pulling the pebbles back so strongly, the air was bracing and the cobalt blue was back again.