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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Quick Post!

I should be getting dinner ready and not pfaffing about in blogland!!! I can't believe how fast time goes it only seems a short while ago that festival season was here - and now darling daughter is wanting to get ready for Glastonbury - she's ordered the wellies - well its sods law that it will rain - and got the tent - here are some pics of her and my son trying to put it up - the label said it could be put up in ten minutes - ha! what planet were they on - not when its really windy it can't!!
as you can see Molly decided she would help too!

They did manage to put it up in 20 minutes which considering it was extremely windy was quite an achievement.

Now Em has decided she wants to decorate it with, wait for it, pirate bunting, and also she needed a new flag so she would be able to find her tent in amongst the thousands of tents!!

So we made a quick trip to our local fabric store and ended up with quite a pile
The flag is going to be made up of pink and yellow luminous stripes - she has a huge extendable flag pole so hopefully she should see her flag - she did last year!
Next we have some netting fabric in yellow and purple for me to make her friend a 'tutu' as this is what they will be wearing - with jeans or leggings i hasten to add.
Finally the purple at the bottom of the pile is fleece so i can make her friend a snuggly 'blankie' - its part of her birthday present and we are going to embellish it with felt flowers and hearts and her name! So not much to do then!!

I'm also doing the around the world quilt swap - this is the block i received from indigo blue and i have done the one on the left to compliment it, i hope!
am looking forward to seeing what blocks come next!!!

sorry i have not done any links but time is running out and dinner beckons!!!



trashalou said...

so jealous of your block swap, cross I didn't join now.

Kerri said...

Looks like a great weekend. And what a good idea with a flag. Love the block swap too, You have been so busy.

Gina said...

Looks like you're going to be busy. Joe's off to Glastonbury too (and Reading in August)

Joy said...

10 minutes to put up a tent sounds very optimistic ... maybe when they've had more practise LOL!!! I'm sure it will stand out with those gorgeous bright colours on it. You MUST blog a piccy of it all decorated up. LOVE your around the world blocks, what a fun swap!! They're so pretty - I'm a sucker for pink ;o).
Joy :o)

dottycookie said...

The flag is a fab idea! And what a lucky friend to have a fleecy blanket - just right for camping with.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I love the idea of the luminous stripey flag! What a cool idea! Lucy x

Indigo Blue said...

Tent up in 10 mins is good going! Lovely block too, don't forget to put a bit of paper/fabric on the back saying that you made it etc. Is the bit of fabric I attached still there? I thought it might last an around the world trip better than paper, thought it might rip. I have just recieved one from Kate in the UK so I am off to sort that one out.

Kim McBirnie said...

The block you made is excellent - good use of colours.
Why are you not getting ready to go to Glasto yourself?? When my children are older... we will be fighting between ourselves for the tickets. Good luck with the flag!
Kim xx

LizzieJane said...

What a fun block swap! lovely idea on the flag.

Dionne said...

I love the idea of a flag!
Your blocks look GREAT! And I Can't wait until some of your blocks come my way in the swap!

PS - Word verification: nessie

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