Friday, 22 April 2016
Mum - Wendy has led me astray again!!
Last night, you may recall, I went off to the WI craft club with a rag bag of materials in an effort to transform them into a fairy. Well - ta-da - here she is -with hidden sparkly undies!! Truthfully fairies aren't really my thing but I enjoyed the process. However a friend, Jenny, wanted to make three for her granddaughters so I offered my fairy to reduce her work load - it was gratefully received!
This morning was spent gathering supplies for the few days ahead (sewing tomorrow and Tuesday night etc) before I could sit down and finish my project from the Janet Clare workshop. Sewingbuddy had assured me that she wouldn't finish hers in time for Saturdays sewing class - and then sent me a picture of hers last night! Grrrr - I really couldn't turn up without mine now could I? I had left the hardest part (the free machine sewing) until the end but warmed up first by writing my name etc. Truthfully I was pleased with the finished article but it really came to life when I covered an old canvas frame with the price of fabric - I love it! Not only that but it is extremely satisfying to finish something and not add to the UFO pile!
There was nothing for it - I just had to tackle the 48 piece Tuesday night block next. I cannot count how many hours have now been spent on it - but it's finished - sort of. I won't even begin to point out the faults - we would be here all night!! I should be pleased that its finished - but each block has to be done in two colourways - so there is a second one to do yet!
So - what has Wendy done now you ask. well I was minding my own business when she rang me this afternoon. She had read in the paper that a certain Donny Osmond was touring the UK next year and should we go and see him. The nearest venue is Nottingham (2 hours away) but it is a Saturday night - what did I think? Well we obviously discussed it at length - for the sake of decency - but it was never in question - tickets are now booked and, for a couple of hours in January, we can all pretend to be teenagers again!