Dear Jane... I brought the software a few weeks ago, and have been rummaging through my stash to work out which fabrics I will use (I'm using the DJ project as a way of using some of the stash, though you know how it is I've just had to make the odd new purchase of a few fat quarters to build up the project box, and then today went and saw Yvonne at Sawmillers Quiltery and we worked out the background fabric choice that I will be using and the meterage - phew its alot !! Thank you Yvonne for arranging the order of the fabric for me.
I will post photo's of fabric and perhaps even a completed block or two in future posts. But first I've got to finish Tatty Teddy before I can even contemplate starting on this project - this is going to be my heirloom quilt - though the problem is I've got two daughters and how do you decide which daughter to pass it on to - oh my goodness - does this mean I should really be making TWO Dear Jane quilts??.... now that truly is a mind-blogging thought :)
Just in case you had been wondering if I've kept up the biking since I completed the REAL Womens duathlon on 5th April - well - yes I am... last weekend clocked up 102km over two days and this weekend have biked 83kms over the two days :) Is almost impossible to go for a bike after work now as its dark when I get home off the train, (even though I've got the fluro gear and lights its just too risky to bike at night) so have been sitting on the indoor trainer a couple of nights a week to keep the backside in condition LOL.
Next event is Rangitikei Active duathlon on Mothers Day (next Sunday) in Marton. It is a 3km run/walk; 20km bike and 3km run/walk. My training partner and motivator sis-in-law Leigh is right beside me all the way - yeah! Rangitikei Active are running a duathlon series from May to August so we have an event a month - and I then found an event for September and October - which will lead us nicely to the Martinborough 48km ride in November. Definitely great for the motivation if you have an event to go to each month.