I guess the school holidays has been a time to just slow down. Can't say I have had much sewing mojo unfortunately and have been crocheting at night.
I have trimmed the centre block down to 32 ½" square and am working on the square within square blocks to go round the edge. There are 132 of them so if you want to get started you can following the same instructions as for the corner appliqué blocks there are just more of them. As the centre square is pretty light, I have been using darker greys for the background of the square within a square blocks so that they form a defined frame.
Mo hosted 6 girls for a sleep over. They usually meet up every school holiday and it usually at one of the other girls houses who has a separate room outside for them all to make noise in, but they expected that friend to be away this time so Mo volunteered us for the event.
We did a Costco run and got a big platter of sushi. I also came home with a small fortune in other food stuff. Mo went nuts in the fresh food fridge section and Costco is pretty good for some of the healthy food options she likes to partake in (nuts and nutmeal, raw cocoa, chia seeds etc). All the unhealthy option were put in the trolly by Maestro.
The sleepover was Friday night and Mo cleaned the house while I was at work and got everything ready. She even made breakfast for the girls in the morning.
I've probably told you that Mo has got into running, in a big way and she runs about 12km every other day. She has been having problem with blisters lately, and she sent me a picture while I was at work yesterday of her bloody sock and the terrible state of the ball of her foot and it really broke my heart it looked so painful (I won't treat you to any gory pictures).
She had planned to run after I left for work an we discussed the state of her feet and put a pad over the affected area and thought this would do the trick as she said it wasn't sore. She did it only really stung for a couple of minutes when she was running so she was surprised at the state of it when she had finished.
I ended up booking her into the Drs just to make sure there wasn't any infection he has just said leave off running... which is going to be hard because as soon as it feels a bit better she wants to run again. In the meantime DH worked with a guy who runs marathons and he asked for some advice and he sent us a heap information about what he does and link to website about blister care and prevention for runners.
So I did a crash course last night in what to do with blisters and went to the chemist in search of hydrocolloid dressing which we found and gave her immediate relief and covered the hole in her foot. The stuff is kind a like skin and helps the body to heal at the same time. We are heading to a specialist running shoe place on the weekend to replace her shoes and I think I will be spending a small fortune on socks and other blister prevention products over the next little while and try and keep her from running for a week 😔.