The Muscles has finished his first project, it was going to be a cushion but morphed into a wall hanging/mini quilt. Then started on the first of the quilts for his children. He is a bit shy so you can just see his forearms, he managed to squeeze his hands into a pair of machingers. That quilt is now finished but for slip stitching the binding down, When it is done I will get a photo, there are one or two "iffy bits", a wrinkle or two on the back and a few wavy bits on the border. As I said, the quilt police do not exist and the recipient will not be going over it with a magnifying glass.
The "Alien" now has 3 open flowers and a large semi open bud, I have never grown these before and hope that I can keep it to bloom again.
In the meantime I have been doing all the boring house related jobs and sewing madly. I have a stack of cushion fronts made, some of them are layered and quilted, 3 are finished completely. There are dozens of strips of fabric draped over the quilting frame, I have 6 more to make before I get to try out the 1600P.
Tomorrow I am off to Carmarthen, I want to check out the fruit and veg place that Dawn ( doing it for ourselves in Wales) uses and Charlies that she also directed me to. I also need to get some thread from Dunelm and hopefully find time to pop into The Range.
I will be taking Maggie shopping on Thursday, we both just need to buy perishables so it should be a quick hop, skip and a jump round Lidl.
I have started to gather birthday gifts for Junior and Kaitlyn, I keep my eyes peeled and snap things up when I see them. So far I have pyjamas for them both and some leggings for Kaitlyn. They have clothes for birthdays, they love new clothes and it helps James and Cerys.
I must remember to ask when Faith's birthday falls, it is between the other two but has totally slipped my mind.
James had his birthday gift early, 1/4 of a ton of coal for his open fire. I have a huge mug for him as well and will put some tea and a cake with that for the day.
Both he and Cerys like practical gifts, it helps them and means that I do not have to wrack my brains for things.
Now I am off, Ben is due a bath and than I better think about dinner.