(a) I am undergoing training to be a collaborative lawyer which is a whole new way of practicing family law and so I have my head stuck in participation agreements and the like.
(b) I was away at the weekend at Mum's and my Morceau quilting class. Mum and I began to design our embroidered quilt ( actually having declared her total lack of design capacity Mum pretty much picked out what we were going to do amd I agreed and drew it for her!) and then I came home with instructions to come up with all the embroidery designs for the centre portion and I spent 6 hours flat yesterday working on just that! We went shopping together and started very well with exceedingly well priced solid black fabric which I then got a further 20% off and a few skeins of DMC embroidery silk. We then slid a little by deciding that several borders had to be in order-only dupion silk at £14 per meter... but the colours ( which Mum mostly picked) are black, gold, magenta and purple ( for grapes on a grapevine border she wants) and will look, I think, deliciously rich and, well, rather clerical, as is appropriate for a quilt based on an exhibition of sacred texts.
(c) I am on a massive finishing up session to get at least some of my WIPs finished before half term in October so I can justify taking a whole new set of uncut-into fabrics on holiday and making a quilt in a week down in Bath. This is a simple wallhanging for Christmas I have just completed - started on the plane and in baggage reclaim at Manchester a few weeks ago.
And I have quilted the quilt pieced mostly when I was in Tunisia. This is for my Gran for Christmas.... the Gran who rang tonight to declare that she wasn't doing Christmas presents this year. She was makng a charity donation instead and didn't want to be given anything for herself..... Tough!!! Its nothing innovative but I like the colours and it was easy to handpiece whilst on the go.