Wednesday, 4 October 2017
I am glad that I didn't have another 4 a.m. start as I did yesterday. I couldn't sleep, so went downstairs "for a while", and that was it for the rest of the day. I have to say, after 12 hours I was feeling wiped out. Fortunately that was when my patchwork afternoon ended, so I was able to pack up my red-work lap quilt and toodle home. I now have another round of fabric (reds) on 4 blocks. Doesn't sound much for an afternoon's work, but there was the usual chatting too, and it was a lovely afternoon.
I have added a couple of bits to my white dresser - the Unicorn centre bottom (who needs his broken horn sticking back on) and when I was in the Range, looking for glue, I decided I would forgo the little table lamp I was looking for to go on here, and instead have some LED lights and a clear crackle glass jar. It looks lovely and cheers up what had been a dark corner.
Above, I've just finished the Peter May book - the first of his Enzo series, set in France. I can recommend it - hard to put down, especially at the end. Now I've just started the Elly Griffiths book which so far is a lot tamer, but enjoyable all the same.
Above. A quilt for my daughter which I started two years ago and then abandoned because I had pieced several blocks badly, and getting it right was sending me nuts. Plus I was busy with the business as well, so it got put away (along with the one for her sister, which is a Pinwheel block). Anyway, whilst I have been laid up with my arm, I have got back to this. I have pinned, and sewed and unpicked and kept getting it wrong. I realized I had no alternative but to remake a couple of the problem blocks. Now I have done the sashing for two rows and think I have the other rows more or less as they should be. . .
We are now preparing for the 2 day Antiques Fair at the National Botanic Gardens. This isns't my stall (for some reason I can't find photos of it), but it is a good example of some of the lovely things which will be on offer this weekend.
I have my stitches out in the morning, which is just as well as they are itching as it heals up. I will still have to be wary of lifting anything much, of course.
Right, this won't do. Downstairs to do a bit more on the quilt to the gentle tones of the breadmaker in the background.