I've just got back from delivering my SIL and family to the airport after spending a weekend with us. We've had a great weekend together, cycling, walking, barbie-ing etc etc. Their two younger boys came over too, aged 20 and 22. Boy was that an education! Apparently, kids of that age, don't even GO OUT until 10 or 10.30, just as I'm ready for bed! And all those of you with young children that think the arguing and general level of noise will reduce as they get older, THINK AGAIN. Apparently they weren't arguing, they were DEBATING... which seemed exactly like arguing to me but.... And why, oh why, did I suggest we play a board game one night? The noise levels were enough to make your ears bleed! Competitive now, not arguing!
And they can eat their own body weight in food every 3 - 4 hours.
Anyway they've gone and peace and quiet have returned! And I can report more converts to sewing. Last time Bridget was over, she did some hand sewing one of my snowball blocks.
And then when Gordon's older sister came in August, she picked it up too and worked on this one
Whilst I was on a roll, I suggested that I give them some fabric and they could make their own blocks, and we could join them all into one quilt made by all of us, gifted one day to a future addition to the family from their loopy (great) aunts. The Neale heirloom quilt is born.
By the time I got out there a couple of weeks ago, Gordon's middle sister was interested in joining in too!
So Bridget went back with 3 lots of fabric
and a couple of pin cushions for emergencies
This is the way to make a quilt grow quickly!