kaitlyn's quilt is finished and ready to wrap, but of course I will not do that for a few months yet.
Here it is rolled up, I just love this binding fabric, I have enough to bind maybe 2 more quilts. I am not sure whether to look for some more or not.
I have been watching Kevin McCloud's new series about families who go off into the wilds to make a new life. It is reasonably enjoyable but the last one made my "Bulls**t" antenna twitch. The couple from Tenby have been living in Northern Sweden for 4 years, they have a log cabin with 1 log burner in the living room and a wood fired stove in the kitchen. These are the only means of heating, and they are only a few miles outside the Arctic region.
They have no running water or electricity, even though there was what looked like a light switch on the wall. They also manage to charge batteries to enable the man to skype his son on a regular basis.
They claim to live on £200 a month and have over 50 Siberian Huskies to feed. They may be able to shoot or buy game, and indeed they bought a whole Reindeer carcass but said that it would feed them for a year, but huskies eat an amazing amount of meat and would cost a small fortune to feed.
After 4 years I will not believe that the woman has to carry 30 Kilograms of fresh water from the river daily, I would have a sledge to transport it at the very least.
I watch Mountain Men on TV sometimes, and there are families in Northern America and Canada with beautiful homes, running water and efficient heating. Yes they work very hard during the short summer and they eat what they shoot or catch. They all say that it is a hard but rewarding life and their warm and comfortable homes make it enjoyable as apposed to bearable.
Perhaps I am just a cynic, but I suppose it makes for good telly.
The Scrappy Trip Quilt was a little too small so I am putting a solid red border on it, I hope to get it done and layered tomorrow. That is going to be cross hatch quilted on the Janome QC, I think that it will end up going to James and Cerys.
Dinner tonight was homemade Felafels, salad and a minty yogurt dressing in wraps. Very tasty, very filling and cheap as can be, I took 4 over to my friends to try and they hoovered them up.
I had a look on the 'net at River Cottage Light and Easy, then spotted a new copy for sale via Amazon, with postage it was less than £6, and £2 less than their own price! strange.
Ben is snoring beside me and making me feel quite sleepy so i am off to bed, with my book.
Ooh, is anyone watching Love your Garden on the box, Alan Titchmarsh strikes again, this is Ground Force with Knobs on, £7,500 + for a shed !!! and a potting bench to die for, How Bl***y much for picket fences and arches, half a garden centers worth of shrubs and trees, not to mention the hard landscaping. I do like the idea but wonder who pays for it all.
Mind you I did buy 2 lavender plants this morning from Lidl with change from £6, last of the bid spenders