Friday 15 May 2009

Birthday Treats!

Sorry for the blogging silence - these photos were going to be blogged last weekend.
The reason for the delay is a family crisis - my Mum has been very poorly and in hospital. We are hopeful that things are starting to improve and that she will be coming home today.

Even though it seems like ages ago, last Thursday was my Birthday and we had a trip to York. The other reason for our visit was my favourite shop where I wanted to spend my birthday money.

I decided to treat myself to this wallet.
I had set my heart on some of this new patchwork fabric. At £14 per metre it is really far too expensive but what are birthdays for if not to indulge in purchases you would not normally allow?
I think I will combine the fabrics with plain white to make a baby quilt - perhaps stars in each pattern in a random arrangement. I have tried to pick 4 designs that are classic 'Cath Kidston'. Don't expect a quilt made of this fabric to appear on the blog too soon - it will probably have to be a summer holiday project although we do have a new baby coming into the family next month.

Because of my Mum's illness I have fallen even more behind with my City & Guilds course work. I have college this weekend so I will have a chat to my tutors about it. I do still have until the end of June to finish but it will be very hectic trying to get it finished but at least I always work well under pressure and need deadlines to keep me motivated.
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blushing rose said...

Hope Mum gets better quickly. You found yourself some lovely bday treats. Happy belated ...
TTFN ~ Marydon

Jude said...

Hope your mum is feeling much better.
Belated birthday wishes and what a lovely choice!Take your time with deciding what to do with Cath K fabric, I'll be here, waiting....

Lady of the Cloth said...

I'm envious of you, going to York. I had the opportunity about 5 years ago and I loved it. I can't wait to come back "over the pond" and visit again sometime.