I saw that the monster from Ripley's chest, AKA my Amaryllis had opened up bit more.
Looks a bit scary to me, like 3 little monster heads emerging.
The Muscle has been working very hard for me, there is a stack of black buckets waiting to have drainage holes drilled, 2 raised beds to be built and some serious digging in the near future.
In payment this "New Man" wishes to learn to sew, and not just to stitch 2 bits of fabric together or sew a button on. He wants to sew patchwork and make a quilt. Not satisfied with sewing scraps he has started using all the leftover strips from jelly rolls that were looking for a new home. More on that at a later date.
Now as I explained we all have to learn to walk before we run, but I think that he is trotting already.
This is what he made yesterday in quite a short while.
It is now layered and he has started to quilt it, on the big Janome, not bad for a first attempt.
Once I had surrounded a couple of pots of tea and taken Ben out for a shivery walk, I did put his coat on him, I was the one shivering that wind goes just where it wants. I checked that Dawn was not snowed in and set off for a visit.
That is Dawn from Doing it for ourselves in Wales, she lives halfway up a mountain and I have to drive more or less over another to get to her.
I duly arrived and, after a welcome cuppa and a slice of cake, we went and looked at the log cabin. My first response was "where do I sleep then?"
Heaven on earth, fabric, yarn, thread, sewing machine, books and magazines, all the sewing notions and haberdashery that you could ever want. Yummy Yummy. On thinking about it I am quite glad that I do not have the room for one as I would turn into a hermit.
Dawn is busy sewing quilt blocks and hopefully once the top is done she will come and quilt it on the frame, after a few practise sessions first.
I did not leave empty handed, a bag of Seville Oranges and a bunch of grapes went into a bag. There was a second bag, filled to stuffed point with colour, glorious colour, for future fun.
Scarlet and a blue polka dot. I love dots and the scarlet just took my breath away.
These blues because they sing to me.
The blue Peacock Tail is brighter in real life and the Batik is just drool worthy.
The dark Christmas fabric will feature as border strips in at least 1 set of cushions. The Bird print just jumped out at me, if I had the space I would have had much more. I may be going back for another little visit, soon very soon.
They are so cute I just could not resist.
I do have some fabric from Cotton Patch to share but could not wait to show you this.
Now I feel another cup of tea coming on and then Ben will need a walk. The slow cooker is filling the house with Sausage Casserole smells and my mouth is watering.
The weekend beckons and I hope that you all enjoy yours as much as I will mine. Lots of stitchy fun ahead.