Thursday, 21 July 2016
Daisy goes bananas in a field.....
This morning I had a treat - a run out with Wendy to go to a local patchwork and textile show. We admired the work - now knowing enough to appreciate the effort and, at times, spotting the "deliberate mistakes". I particular liked the way that quilting and decorative stitches were used to highlight textures and "draw pictures". I keep hoping that, one day, I will be skilled enough to design my own. In the meantime I keep taking pictures to draw inspiration from.
Wendy and I also met up with another "Tuesday night inmate" - Shirley - and had coffee and a scone with her and her friend Olga.
Of course being out and about in a car, I was able to take full advantage - taking a parcel to church, picking up a prescription and popping into the independent butchers for some produce. They were selling homemade steak casserole - cooked to put into a pie but you could take a pot home - looked scrumptious! Once home, and dogs sorted, I settled to some of their ham in a sandwich for lunch and made a start on my Lynette Anderson stitchery for her workshop needlecase. I did feel guilty, however - the dogs were not walked in the intense heat and, although it is still humid here, I took them out to a local field. This field is bordered by a main road and a graveyard so I dare not let Millie off - but I had her on an extendable lead whilst Daisy ran free - bouncing all over the place like a real "tigger". As I write this blog, its been two hours since we returned - and the dogs are still crashed out.
Once home it was time for my garden moment - this time I took a book outside and chilled. The story - The Teacher - starts off gruesomely with a headteacher killing himself - but I was so chilled that I fell asleep for 45 mins - only waking when Daisy spotted someone daring to walk past the house and barking at them!
Tonight I am off out again - it's the WI bimonthly supper club. This time we are going to a tapas restaurant in Louth - not my favourite type if food but we have to try different things now don't we!