I am a bit late posting today, Marina and I went out on a jolly. We went to Market Deeping, had a little tootle round the shops and then headed for the garden center.
The prices are horrendous but we were just looking and picking up ideas, I did buy some seeds that were reduced, all flowers, I am going to mix them together and sprinkle them in any bare spot in my garden.
It was a lovely sunny day so I packed a lunch and we found a comfy bench in the sun to enjoy it, them retreated to the cafe for a pot of tea. Altogether a good day out, the tea came in a big pot with extra hot water and a little dish to tip the dregs from the cups, I have not seen that for ages.
I have been sewing up odds and ends of charm packs and using remnants of fabric over the weekend. I had 2 swaps to send off and came up with these.
They all vary slightly, the front center one has iron in interfacing and long handles, that has gone to America,
the brown/orange one is padded and stitch in the ditch quilted and has gone to Canada.
The green one is the first one that I made and is a keeper it is padded and quilted about every 2 inches, it is destined to hold my scissors and rotary cutters when I am sewing, I tend to put them down just to have them vanish.
The blue one is the same construction as the brown but had padded handles. They are all 13 inches wide by 10 inches tall with a 3 inch boxed bottom.
I made one a week ago for a colleague's daughter to carry her books in, have you seen the price of satchels, I used some material from a "Hello Kitty" pillow case that I found in the CS.
The piece of flowered material in the background is part of what I hope will be a full apron, I am making it up as I go and will post it warts and all later.
I am off now to get the washing in, the wonderful Michael did a load and even pegged it out for me, and he made dinner, no photos we were running late. TTFN Pam