Friday, 23 March 2018

Walk all over cancer (days 17 - 20)

Day 17. We spent the day in Chester, it was great to walk new ground!
Day 18 - 20. Just keep walking . . . . .

Monday, 19 March 2018

Walk all over cancer (days 13 - 16)

Day 13 - 16, All I can say is its getting tough.
Every morning setting off with no destination, just the knowledge that until my Fitbit buzzes on my arm I can't go home. Round and round the town . . . .  Just keep walking.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Walk all over cancer (days 9 - 12)

Day 9. Penny had a hair cut today! The lovely Wendy who trimmed Penny's hair made a donation to my 'walk all over cancer' challenge. Just the boost I needed.

Day 12. It rained all day today. My walk around the reservoir was similar to walking down a stream.

P.S. Wendy's donation was in cash and will be added to the donation page with other cash collected at the end of the month.

Please sponsor me by donating to Cancer Research UK on the page

Friday, 9 March 2018

Walk all over cancer (days 5 - 8)

I have hit the target of 10,000 steps each day!
Day 5 - My Fitbit strap broke and I had to carry it in my glove.
Day 8 -The snow arrived back on Thursday, so the children got a snow day off school and me & Penny had to trudge through the slush on our walk.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Walk all over cancer (days 1 - 4)

On Thursday 1st March I started a 10,000 steps a day challenge for Cancer Research.
Sadly we all know of a friend or relative that's battled cancer and if by upping my activity I can raise some cash that would be great.
 So over the next month I'll be posting my progress, hopefully getting to 10,000 steps every day.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Half Term

Half Term is nearly over and its gone super quick!

We've done a lot of nothing.

My Daughter has spent her time revising and sleeping in.

My Son has spent his time on the dreaded technology and spreading around playing with Lego.

Today we had a trip to the 'Beachside' **

Penny loved it, lots of open space, lots of dogs and lots of tangling us up in the lead.

Back to school on Monday (after the boy completes his homework!!) 
and luckily for me I have a new work project to start.

On the sewing front, I got the fleece backing for my quilt and its WHITE.

Just how I sew using white fleece with Penny in the house, I'm not sure.
Maybe she needs to visit family for the day!!!

** I'm not sure when the term Beachside started, but my children called the Seaside Beachside when they where little and it stuck. So for our family Seaside will always be Beachside!!!

Friday, 9 February 2018

Moving the sewing off the table. . . . . . .

So if you follow me over on Instagram you'll know I've been doing a little sewing.

I'm not lucky enough to have a dedicated sewing space, so its the dining table or no sewing.

I'd made a sketch, calculated, measured, calculated again, all the time terrified of cutting the fabric and making a mistake.

So the first blocks took a while and needed some fussy cuts.

I did forty eight blocks in total, then trimmed them all to exactly the same size.

With half term starting this afternoon I really needed to sew all my blocks together, then my sewing can be moved off the table!!!

So next its the backing, quilting and binding.