Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Another day, another quote .....
So - Mum and Dad left this morning and, as I write this, are nearing home (well - it is a long way away!). What did I do with my spare time? why sew of course - there's still the serious business of the block count after all! So - I started with finishing the Gail Pan block.
Then I finished the pencil block.
Finally I constructed the most recent block ready for blanket stitching tonight. That makes a count of 8 blocks to go - with two ready for blanket stitch. I do appreciate that I am fooling myself if I think that I will be up to date by Thursday - particularly as there are a couple of embroidery ones that need completing. However this concerted effort is making a real difference so I will keep on going!
Hardly the most strenuous of days - so why did my back go when I started to hoover up? I'm glad mum didn't take the second walking stick with her!! Seriously, its annoying, but didn't stop me having Wendy around for a coffee - she had come to get a pattern for a badge that we are both making for the "Festival of Quilts" next week - and the pooches disgraced themselves by running out of the door to greet her - and then kept on running!
Meanwhile I have had a second man in to quote for the garden. It turns out that he's the partner of a former student and could end up being a regular gardener if I wanted one. I will await his costings. So - that's my day - sewing, talking and, aherm, an afternoon nap! Hardly rock n roll - more like recuperating me thinks!