I have some pretty flowers to brighten up the windowsill, and now that I look at the photo, I realise that I need to get sanding and painting before too long.
They have opened quite a bit since this was taken and the roses are lovely, no scent though, I look forward to seeing the tulip stems bend all over the show.
There are 2 sections here and once joined they will measure 5' x 6', there are some smaller slabs in progress which will join them tomorrow.
I can not decide whether to cut 12 1/2" squares and sash them or 6 1/2" and alternate them with solid squares, mind you at the growth rate I may be able to do both.
Now for the News, I am on tenterhooks, weather permitting my quilting frame will be here on Sunday. Boy oh boy am I excited. I have 5 quilts waiting to be layered and quilted, the "mile a minute" that I am working on now and 3 more it the planning stage ( the fabric is ready for 1 and almost ready for the other 2).
All my family and friends have asked for quilts for Christmas this year so my back will not be subjected to crawling around layering and pinning. Oh Yes, happy thoughts.
I have had a few emails, from unknown people, admiring the blog posts and commending me on my "research and planning" and expressing interest in being a part of my little diary. One even dropped in that there would be "Something for Me" in it.
Well there is already a big something for me in it, the virtual friendship and support that the wonderful peeps in the blogging community have in bucket loads.
If I write in praise of goods or services, it is because I am impressed. Not because I am getting (or in hope of getting) a hand out.
If anyone would like to give me sewing goodies, raised beds for the garden or new ingredients to try cooking with I would be tempted. But no matter what I could never recommend anything that was not impressive.
For instance, I buy some of the Lidl weekend half price offers. Most of them are very good, the lamb shanks for one, but some such as the Piri Piri Chicken may have been a bargain but did not impress. After the first one I washed the sauce off and used the meat for other dishes, there was enough on each half chicken for 3 good servings and the bones went in the stock pot.
So the essence of this is, if you want to promote your business on here don't bother to try. If you want me to promote you, you better come up with something really good to impress me. As for reward, my favourite charities are always looking for funds.
I am off now, Ben has a visit to the vet in Neath
Well, that was a rush. Just as I typed the last words I looked at the time and realised that I needed to leave NOW.
Back now and a clean bill of health for Ben.
Now it is walk time once I have boiled my tonsils with a much needed cuppa.