Every pot in the garden has had a good soaking and all the plants in the raised beds had a deep drink as well.
I need to tie in my step over apple later, I will take a photo, but like the gorgeous wool from Debs Wool Shop, it will have to wait. Some fool forgot to put the spare camera batteries on to charge, so now both sets are in the charger.
I could slap her, I really could, it isn't as though it is the first time.
This is what I have been playing with,
All ready to quilt, after lunch I think.
This one is ready to slip stitch the binding down. This evenings job, it will be a change from my knitting.
Both are backed with the Flower and Dragonfly fabric that I bought, just for this purpose, from the Fabric Warehouse. The binding is a cream with a tiny black dot, also from the warehouse, it frames the quilt s perfectly. I used a low loft batting, it is still warm but nice and light and washes and almost spins dry. Perfect every day quilt for a baby, I like my quilts to be well used, I would hate to think of them stuffed into a cupboard for "best".
Some considerable time ago I posted some charm packs, designed by HRH of crafting, Kirstie Allsopp. They were very reasonable so I snapped up 4 packs from Hobbycraft.
If it's too good to be true, then it isn't true. An old adage that this time I ignored, fool that I was.
I undid a pack yesterday to use, oh dear, they were just by a whisker 5" along each side. BUT the way that they were cut made them really only 4 3/4, the pinking was far too deep and wide. I used a few but the rest will have to go into projects on their own, so expect to see lots of pinky, purpley bags, cushion covers and so on.
In contrast the ones that I bought from Flying Geese are perfect, but then they are from the Moda stable.
I opened the scrap bags as well and have selected some strips for another project. I aim to get them pressed and trimmed later this week. I will not use them yet though as I need to piece 2 more quilts and make some more bags.
I really need another set of arms and hands, that Kali had it made.
It is almost time to put the kettle on, coffee this time, I am all behind as this will be elevenses, with some Galia melon that I found in Tesco for 10p. There are 3 more in the fridge so I will be enjoying them all weekend.