Wednesday is my patchwork class, and I am slowly making progress with my Pineapple Log Cabin lap quilt, using the lovely red-work embroidered centres from Dawn. We are probably going to have a whole day sewing session too, where we make something from start to finish in a day - probably a Christmassy something, or a bag or whatever we decide on. I'm looking forward to that.
I couldn't resist a little more fabric (have uses for this lot already planned). I especially like the fabric on the left.
A lovely patchwork magazine and supplement which I just couldn't resist last week. Below, no more could I resist these older McCall's magazines, which I bought from Ebay very cheaply. My magazines stay with me for years and years, and are good reference sources.
A cookery magazine came my way too. The cover dish looks scrumptious I have to say. I do find that a lot of the main meal recipes are a bit complicated for every-day use though, whichever magazine you look in. I am a basic farmhouse style cook, can't be doing with faffing about too much, though I don't mind going to town on special occasions.
After Pattypan mentioned this magazine over on her blog Tarragon and Thyme, I thought I would have a look at it when I was in town, and couldn't resist it. I love Christmas, and "home made" is always the theme here.
I am still reading lots, and thoroughly addicted to Peter May's whodunit novels. Very skilfully written and hard to put down. I can recommend them. Currently on the French ones (Enzo Macleod).
I am just about to start this one today.
I have a busy day ahead as I need to rearrange my display at the Unit, go into Brecon to view the auction, and also trot round Brecon to get my prescription, some more white paint for woodwork here, and a quick trot into the patchwork shop as I am running out of a white print fabric (I think that was where I bought it).
Yesterday I was painting white everything that was white upstairs after I had virtually destroyed the lid of the tin of white paint (it was difficult to remove after its first opening) - I wasn't going to waste paint by chucking it, so I painted like a demon. I had intended to do the window surround in the office, which had been cream, and it looks much better white. Then I went into the bathroom and did the window surround, door frame and as much of the louvred
doors on the airing cupboard as I could before I had used every drop.
I managed a little gardening this week too, the Autumn tidy up and some fresh tulip bulbs planted (spikey yellow ones).
I had best get some slap on now, and face the world!