Thursday, 26 January 2012

WIP Wednesday

My Wednesday was supposed to be taken up with the first meeting of the West Central Scotland Guild Meeting. I drove there, got to the street that I needed to be on without any problems. Until I met The Cyclist. You know, that awkward moment, where the bike is going the same speed as you and you can't slow down any further because there are cars behind you and if you speed up and turn in front of him he will be, well, Flat Cyclist.

Never fear I thought. I'll just drive straight on and there will somewhere I can turn and go in a circle to get back here. How naive! I spent the next 20 mins driving round Yorkhill, under a bridge, round a housing estate through Woodlands Rd and ended up on Great Western Road. I'm still not sure how I managed that but thankfully I have driven enough on that side of the West End and at Glasgow Uni that I managed to get myself back to where I wanted to be.

To be met with not a single parking spot within a 10 mile radius of the venue (exagerration, me, NEVER!!). So I stopped in a bus stop, lamented my bad luck, emailed Katy to let her know of my bad fortune, tried to fone OH forgetting he would still be playing football and made the decision to drive home via Hobbycraft for a Hera Marker and basting pins.

Which leads to me what progress I have made this week. I have cut the backing fabric for both Ikea quilts and they are held together at the moment by hangers. Hence the trip to HobbyCraft to get the items that I need to baste it and then I will finally decide on how to quilt it.

I have also been lucky enough to take part in the Mouthy Stitchers swap on Flickr . We were assigned partners this week so I'm trying to get a feel for what my partner would like at the same time as commenting on pictures in the pool so the unfortunate person who gets to make for me has enough clues. To my partner, don't fret over what to make for me I am really generally an easy person to please :-) . I'll just be happy to receive something from another crafter that was made with love and thought put into it.

Mouthy Stitches


Sarah said...

Oh no! to be so close and yet not get there... totally sucks! Still, least hobbycraft was open ;-)

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, yeah, good job Hobbycraft was still open, or you might just have had to have a temper tantrum in the carpark!

Cindy said...

oh no! it would have been so great for you to be there. maybe next time....