Saturday 20 October 2018

Strictly No Dancing

There has been lots of sew, sew, quick, quick sew. Followed by sew, sew, quick, quick press happening though.

I finally put my big girl knickers on, pulled up my socks (not too hard as I do not want to stretch the cuffs) and pulled out the WIP that has been lurking/skulking around the sewing room for f a r too loooooong.

All 20 blocks are done and trimmed to size and sewn together, the backing fabric just needs a quick press and I will layer it in the morning (fingers crossed, all being well). I am very pleased with how it has turned out, it is almost a copy of the last one that I made for myself but bigger. This is to fit a King sized bed with a good bit hanging over the edges.

No pics as it is a commission, there is no deadline as it is a summer colour combination, lots of light brights and some bold pastels. I chose all the fabrics myself, mostly from stash. I have once made a commission quilted item in fabric and colours that I did not like. 

Never again, not at any price.
The pain is not worth the reward.

Ben has enjoyed 2 walks in the sunshine, Herbie and Rufus had a longer walk this morning as it was so pleasant. I always anjoy my walks but they are so much better in fair weather.

The SO has had a busy day, he is working on an ongoing project close to home and today he had 3 huge bags of pea shingle to barrow from the front yard to the rear of the property. Thank goodness that it was so nice, that sort of work in the rain is just not pleasant at all. Don't bother to ask me how I know! Cold water trickling down your back is just not nice, even worse after you have been working a while and are quite hot. Talk about a sudden shock.

Dinner tonight will be jacket potatoes, cooked in the air fryer and topped with the sausage casserole leftovers, some broccoli and peas will be on the side.
There is chocolate cake in the fridge and lots of yogurt, or I can make custard. I have some speckled bananas so banana bread will be in the oven at some point.

I can think of nothing else to say so will bid you farewell, I hope that you are all enjoying the weekend. It took me a few hours before I realised that it was Saturday!!

                             TTFN                                       Pam


  1. Pam, I've watch you knitting socks with envy. Well yesterday I started my first simple pair. Half way down the leg and I seriously think I'm hooked! Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Hope you had a lovely day and enjoyed Strictly and sock knitting tonight

  3. "Putting my big girl knickers on", how I love that expression! I presume it means 'stop procrastinating and get on with it'??

    Made some chocolate biscuits yesterday, recipe from BBC Good Food, and added chopped crystalised ginger. Very nice but I over baked them, gave them longer because they were larger than they should be as I rolled the dough into a sausage, firmed it in the fridge for 90 mins and then cut into slices, rather too thickly. I find it really difficult to tell when biscuits had enough baking. They're not burned but eat too dryly. Still I've only used halt the dough so got another 'sausage' ready in the freezer so will try again after these are eaten.


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