It,s me, I'm back.
I think that, apart from a little sore spot at the back of my throat, I have seen that dratted cold bug off.
I did manage to get into The Flying Goose on Wednesday and find the sashing, and border, fabric for the Dresden quilt.
I had hoped to go back yesterday for Sit and Sew but my delivery of Crab Apple trees arrived in the morning and I had to get them soaked and planted. It was a dreary, drizzley sort of day so not a pleasant occupation. A hot shower and a cuppa soon dispelled the discomfort though.
I have one of the trees in a pot for Jess, they are maiden whips so will be quite happy to over winter in a sheltered spot. Then it can be planted out in spring ready for the growing season.
I had to make time to get the blocks sashed and the borders are cut ready to be applied.
A little reminder of the blocks.
The top 2/3 rds, I could not manage to get the whole thing in 1 shot.
This is the best that I could get.
The bottom, well almost.
I am pleased with it, in the photo's the darker blades pop much more than in reality. I have enough of the blue fabric to back the quilt, with the addition of some of the blade colours. I did cut extra blades so I may well do some selective piecing and make it almost reversible.
Knitting is still my TV watching pastime, 2 more pairs of the simple slippers have gone into the gift box and I am working on making some little ankle slipper socks in Aran weight for the cold of foot.
I have the hospital run with W this morning, it was changed from Wednesday so will do my shopping on the way back. That will save me from making a special trip, time and money saved so a double whammy.
We had the remains of the ham last night in a frittata and used up the lingering peppers, celery sticks and a solitary red onion from the fridge.
It was lovely with a slice of my seeded bread, no need for pudding (haha). The SO polished off the last slice of a rhubarb pie with a glug of cream.
I am off now to have my second cuppa before dog walking commences.