My original plan for today was to visit with friends at Meadowhall and chew the cud! However last night one had to cancel due to a family appointment and another had family issues - truthfully I was glad of the rest. I was trying to juggle getting ready for my next batch of visitors with my sewing commitments on Sunday. Whilst I do not normally like change - this one was good.
So - what have I got up to? Well firstly I ordered the new tumble dryer (can't you tell that its pay day today?) and paid a little extra for them to take the machine away. I just have to wait a week or so for it to arrive. Next up was an engagement present for my brother - I have sourced one but won't post a picture until he receives it tomorrow - but at least you can say that it's unique! Then it was onto the Anni Downs applique block 4 which is nearly finished. So far in 2016 I have achieved the challenge of completing a block every month. However this month is only three weeks and I have had visitors so I don't think that I am going to achieve this aim! It's not the applique - it's the tiny blocks that surround them that takes the time. Mind you Daisy helped out - she kept the shopping list secure for me - how helpful!!
Whilst we are talking about Daisy it would appear that I owe her an apology - when I said yesterday that she had destroyed two beds I think that some people envisaged ripped and shredded beds. No- not this angel! She had just overturned them, taken everything out and littered each room with ripped cardboard - not quite the same!
Next up was the making up of the bed upstairs - thanks to Wendy's use of a tumble dryer last night. Mind you I mustn't be too nice to Wendy - she led me astray last night. My summer holiday (from Monday to Friday) has already been extended by a Sunday workshop with Lynette Anderson at the beginning of the week. Now Wendy has persuaded me to go to The Festival of Quilts at the NEC on the Saturday - at the end of the holiday - cue a call to the kennels to extend my booking and a Premier Inn room booking for the Friday night! (I'm not really complaining - what a week I am going to have!!!) Last night I didn't get far with my first block of the month (too much chatting) - but at least the applique pieces are in place ready for sewing!