Firstly I must say Happy 21st birthday to my nephew Harry Dobson. He is my 8th nephew / niece out of 12 so I am feeling a tad old today!
Today has followed a usual Monday routine. I like to start the week nice and neat - even if it doesn't last - so it was housework first and dusting / hoover throughout. I also spent some time outside sorting out the side of the house. For those doubters out there - can you tell which part of the side I used the powerwasher on yesterday?
Then I set off for the craft group. Today, and next week, we are creating "Wonky House" brooches. For some people this was their first taste of free motion embroidery and I was so proud of the way that they took to it. However one or two did seem to get confused - particularly with the bondaweb - forgetting to take the backing off, for example, and wondering why it wouldn't stick, or not cutting the bondaweb to size and ironing glue all over the ironing mat - a true chapter of errors!!! However, given that the workshop I am going to on Wednesday uses similar techniques then I was pleased how quickly I managed to pick it up again. We will finish the brooches next week but I will aim to finish one of mine tomorrow so that I can wear it on my apron on Wednesday.
Tonight I am aiming to make a start on the second Lynette Anderson block - at least getting the pattern traced. I have cut out the templates for the applique so will hopefully get around to that as well. Block one was put together last night - it has a mushroom button to be added but that will be done after quilting. So one block down, 9 to go!