Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Lunch, scraps and Shakespeare!

Today started normally enough - housework etc, but then I settled down to try and complete the top of the table mat that I started yesterday.  Now I wondered why, and scratched my head, the second half just didn't look right.  oops - maybe I have just put it together wrongly - cue the trusty unpicker!  Time to walk away me thinks - but not before trying to sort some scraps.  My scrap bin is full so I have spent some time, this morning, ironing and then cutting - 2 1/2" strips, 2" squares, 1 1/2" squares or 1" square - depending upon the size of the scrap of course!  This could turn into a looonnng job!

Lunch today was spent with Sewingbuddy (who will hate me for that photo!).  We met at a local garden centre and had a healthy jacket potato whilst we caught up with things.

Once home, I tried to rectify the table mat and have got so far.  Mind you - it now needs a good press and square up before I layer it up and quilt it!  However it is beginning to look as it should!

Tonight, it is the live screening of RSC's Titus Andronicus.  You may recall that it is my quest to watch all of the live screenings of the Shakespeare plays - tonight's will be number 17 (by my reckoning) so I am nearly halfway.  Truthfully there are some, tonight's included, that I would, perhaps, not bother with but the challenge is personal so I would feel bad missing it (even if I am missing Alan Titchmarsh on tv tonight!)

One piece of good news - I heard, this morning, that the quilt my sister-in-law entered on behalf of her students was awarded a second prize at the Festival of Quilts -well done to everyone involved!  She is sending me a photo tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. That looks like an optical illusion, I am sure I would get it completely wrong! You have some stamina...I couldn't sit through all those Shakespeare plays for sure!