We all have them - don't we? (or maybe its just me?) Tasks which have been nearly completed but need that final stage. For example - I mentioned, a couple of weeks ago, the new Gail Pan Stitchery Club - I sat down the night that January's was issued and sewed the three stitcheries. However they then needed to be appliqued to a back ground - so that was the first job this morning.
Not being able to craft all day (why not I hear you ask) - the next job was the huge pile or ironing. It's okay completing loads of washing - but most of it then has to be ironed doesn't it? Whilst I was putting it away, I tried on a pair of trousers the next size down that has been lurking in my wardrobe - and they did up!!!!! Rather tight but it's progress yes?
As a treat I sat down with Trisha's jigsaw. I am seeing her twice in the next couple of weeks (Strictly Come Dancing tour next week!!!!!) and so want to try and finish it. The subject is a lovely quilting shop - but the range of fabrics and colours are rather challenging! There are also rather awkward shaped pieces just to make life difficult.
The dog walk was curtailed - we had just set off when Daisy went rummaging in a bush and came out chasing some poor chickens who had decided to roam far from their house. When she came back it was evident that she had fallen into a dyke and was thick with gunge - cue a bath in the sink and a desperate plea to the dog groomer to see if she has a spare spot!! Fortunately she is washing her again tomorrow morning - phew!
To continue with the finishing theme there was also more work to be done on the Christmas presents (don't go there - I ironed something, it left a mark, I washed it out, the ironing board left a mark, I washed it out again - now its okay - phew!!) and a slight alteration to a mystery project for or forthcoming sewing retreat. Terry and I have organised some mystery projects and, when I tried my idea out, I made do with what I had. Now I have the proper item and so have switched it over. All very mysterious I know - but a mystery is a mystery and I don't want to reveal anything before the retreat.
The last task was to book some ticket for one of my favourite musicals - "Hairspray" is coming to Hull in April. It would be rude not to go now wouldn't it?