QAL is done and dusted. I am really enjoying this QAL, a bit to my surprise I have to say, as I worried when I started out that I would have fallen by the wayside by now. Each block has been interesting and achievable, even for my novice sewing skills, and I cannot recommend Jenna's tutorials highly enough.
A side-effect of joining the QAL has been the boost it has given to the rest of my sewing. I am even contemplating basting the large quilt I started last year with my new-found confidence! Note though I am only contemplating, but at least that is a start :) I wasn't even doing that a few weeks ago, and this is exactly the right time of year here for the quilt to be getting used.
As the temperatures keep dropping, there is no incentive to venture out unless it is absolutely necessary. Are sewing supplies absolutely necessary? The answer, of course, is yes and with the fabric supermarket next to the food supermarket fortunately easy to do without spending longer than necessary out of doors.
I have deliberately not looked at the next block in In Color Order's HST BOM, as that will be my treat for the weekend.
The next few weeks will be tense ones in our family, so I will need a retreat from the tension. Being a Scot married to an Irishman, and both of us supporting our national Rugby teams, the onset of the 6 Nations Rugby is a test of our relations at the very least. Add in to the mix though, 3 rugby-playing sons all born in England, who support variously Ireland (eldest son), England (middle son) and Scotland, hurrah!, (darling youngest son :0 ) and you can see there is plenty scope for tense inter-family relations! With the Scotland v England game due up on Saturday, it is perhaps fortunate that all of the supporters involved in the family are located in 3 different countries.
May the best team win (as long as it is Scotland!)
7th block in the Sew Happy QAL