All the pieces are now cut out and ironed onto the fusible so now I will have to settle down to the glueing and then the stitching. I really don't know why I put so much pressure on myself to jump straight in - perhaps because this week has been quiet at work and I know that at the latter part of next week and the week after I will be really busy again. Is it better to have the whole set of instructions and templates at the beginning of a large quilt or to get them drip fed? The whole design and templates can be really scary to start off with - where do you start and how long is it all going to take. Needless to say no-one else cares when you finally finish a quilt but somehow once it is started then I want to get it finished. I am not a great one for having a huge pile of UFOs (unfinished objectes) sitting around. I have enough PIGS (projects in grocery bags) as it is without any more guilt.
But the good news is that spring seems to have appeared in my garden (those that know me will know that I am the world's worst gardener and certainly con't venture out there between October and March) but I was prompted to go out and take this picture.
The rest of the camellia only has green buds so it was a lovely surprise to spy this out of my window. The snowdrops and crocuses are looking good too