OK I haven't physically started this quilt but the fabrics and pattern have been chosen and I will get going this evening. Yes today is my birthday but we won't be going out tonight. We had a nice family meal out yesterday instead. If you've been reading my blog for a while you may remember these blocks
Well they're all joined up and I'm nearly done with the final border now so have been looking for my next hand work project. I spend a lot of time at the sewing machine - both with my quilts and my work ( curtains and such like ) so I do like to sit in the evenings and do some hand sewing.
Gail has been trying to tempt me into making a grandmothers flower garden quilt with some of my leftover 30's prints. I have ordered a template set but am going to have a break from English paper piecing for a while so I have something else in mind. I will show you a picture when I have done a couple of blocks.
Patrick asked me would I like a home made card or a bought one and of course I said home made. Here's what he came up with - click for a better look.
He is such a sweetie - shame they have to grow up and get all hormonal and teenagerish - lol !
Here he is with my DH Jason watching England in the Rugby world cup final on Saturday night. Technically speaking we are Welsh not English although we are all British. There is quite a bit of rivalry between the 4 countries that make up the British Isles but it's usually good natured. Of course we cheered on the English team on Saturday to no avail... I picked up the funny hats whilst out clothes shopping for Patrick. The bells on the points were lovely and jingly and drove my poor kitties mad - they all went to bed in disgust - lol !
A quick word for Bren - I think your prayers worked for us yesterday. I took Jason for a driving lesson and he did brilliantly until a young girl - who we suspect was talking on a mobile phone decided to take a right turn at a crossroads without looking - as we were crossing the junction straight on. Don't know what she was thinking but if Jason hadn't reacted as he did and put on the brakes she would have hit us well and truly. She mouthed " sorry" and drove off leaving Jason and I shocked and a bit shakey. It's the closest I've been to being involved in a crash in nearly 20 years of driving and it was only poor Jason's second time out in his car although he's had a few lessons from the official instructor. So glad he managed to brake in time. The ink's hardly dry on the insurance papers as we've only had the car a week.
One last thing - this is turning into a long post. I had a question about the instructions for the bucket bag. I can't reply personally as it was a no-reply but the lady wanted me to post the rest on the instructions. Well they are all on here - there are 4 posts in all I think following on from each other. Not sure of exact dates. Hope you find them ok.
Time to go - I may just make myself a birthday cake :-)