Today Wendy and I went to another quilt show - there seems to be a theme to this blog doesn't there? Fortunately for my purse it was a small show run by local quilters demonstrating their work and with little opportunity to spend my money - of course I managed to though!!
More importantly the displays of work were both beautiful and educational. I had been grappling with my table runner and how to attach the Dresden plate in the centre. On one of the quilts I saw that they had attached the plate with a decorative static - which created a more three dimensional effect. After I have copied the idea I will fill in the centre with a yoyo. If all of these technical talk is a foreign language then I apologise - the runner should be finished tomorrow so will upload a photograph and explain then!
As you can see from the photos - the quilts were wonderful but there were some other ideas that might come in useful sometime!
We were home by noon - where I found that my neighbour had continued with the felling of his extremely tall conifers - what a treat - soon I will be able to see the sky rather than 30 feet conifers!! However if I was to quilt this afternoon I had to get the right colour of thread - cue a turn around and trip into Grimsby with, of course, a pop in to Tesco on the way home. No one warned me about the downside to retirement - Millie and Katie threating me with violence if they don't get their morning chews at coffee time!!!
Once home again it was time for lunch and a read of the newspaper in the conservatory - which, of course, led to a closing of the eyes - before attaching the afore mentioned Dresden plate and construction of the yoyo's.
Food wise I have been on plan again - with the exception of a thin slice of fruit cake at the quilt show. The niggling toothache is better but still there - I guess an appointment will have to be made on Monday!