No, not this time. I was about to settle down with the lap top when I had a visitor and after a lot of chatting, laughter and a small lake of tea it was too late. Ben was champing at the bit for his walk and there was washing up and other boring stuff to do. It did not help that we met up with a neighbour and her little dog and went back for ..... yup, more tea and chat.
I am still playing with the scraps, but had a break from the Christmas fabrics for an hour.
These little cases hold a pair of glasses or make up, anything you care to put in them really. I have the pretty little flower buttons and that striped ribbon for the fastenings. The ribbon was a little "thank you" extra in my last order to "Pretty fabric and trims" they have lots of lovely haberdashery, and fabrics, on their site. I often have a look but have to restrain myself. I have quite a bit of flowery fabrics and may make some bigger versions.
I enjoyed my time with the pinks but the Christmas pile was looming, so I pulled some charms and a few jelly roll strips and ran some cushion tops up.
I have 2 each of these and will make simple pillowcase backs for them from the bigger pieces.
This one is for Francesca, I will put a zip closure in so that it is reversible. I have not decided on the back yet.
I still have loads of jelly roll strips and wanted to try something a bit different, I cut them into 6" lengths and cut some of those in half.
Then I did a bit of brick laying, so to speak.
A birds eye view of the first 5 rows, they have not been pressed yet.
This close up shows the colours better, and the layout. I was aiming at a 36" by 46" toddler quilt but got carried away with the rotary cutter, so it will end up a bit longer, cot size. I have some soft greens and cream fabric to back it with and will probably make a scrappy binding.
Dinner last night was lasagne, a one pot wonder version full of peppers, mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes, onions, garlic and herbs. I made one for Maggie so she has a ding dinner tonight. Five a day without trying. Tonight I have Chicken in a garlic sauce with sweet potato and parsnip oven chips and mushy peas, not 5 a day but I have a bowl of fresh fruit to munch on.
My car is booked in for a winter service tomorrow, a month later than normal, just another result of my decaying memory.
I have read about the poncho in this months Simply Crochet, and once I saw what Daisy Jones and Lucy Croft were doing I jumped on the band wagon. I have the pattern, I have the hooks and I am shopping for the yarn later, Wool Warehouse, here I come.
The oven needs my attention so,