Saturday, 30 May 2009

Tidying Up

We have got a two day workshop this weekend so at 3.30 yesterday afternoon we decided that it might be a good idea to clear up and make the place look respectable. This first picture is a good example of why we needed to do it. I am pleased to say that this is Pam's mess (I don't make a mess :-) ).

And this is how it looks now, perfect isn't it. All that space just makes me want to get the fabric out and start playing around with colours, and of course making a mess again.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Catching Up

It's been a long time since I last posted, we have been poorly sick. Both Neil and I have had nasty chest infections - we somehow managed to get through last week but spent all day Sunday and Monday on the sofa sleeping. I even slept through the F1 Grand Prix. So the Bank Holiday just passed us by. I hope you all had a good one and managed to make the most of the glorious weather.

The chicken family is expanding. Steph has made this one as a gift, I think it is the nicest one so far.

Because I was feeling sorry for myself I couldn't resist buying these, aren't they gorgeous. I love peonies.

Steph has also been busy baking. These are Date and Oatmeal Cookies.

These are Apricot and Oatmeal. Very nice, the recipe is one of Gina's.

I did make a couple of bags last week but I clearly wasn't at my best because the sewing is not the best so I won't be sharing those with you.

I was so poorly I didn't even read any of my favourite blogs. I am so far behind, I'm going to do it now.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The Worst Week Ever

I can't ever remember having such a disastrous week. It got off to a bad start when my patchwork wouldn't go right. I was making Delectable Mountains. I'd like to know why they are called that (a) they don't look anything like mountains (b) they are not delectable to make.

Now you might say to yourself that's not so bad and I would agree, but on Wednesday Stephanie came into the shop do some sewing with us. So far not so bad until she stitched through her finger (I have to say there wasn't much blood). Anyway Pam called for an ambulance and whilst she was still on the phone a paramedic turned up and 10 minutes later an ambulance arrived.
After a little gas and air, a bit of fiddling with the machine and Steph clinging to me for comfort they managed to get her disconnected from the machine with the needle still in her finger. So then it was off to hospital and four hours later the needle was out. The dressing and bandage are now off, and I have to say there isn't much to see.

Then on Thursday morning my Dad witnessed an attempted murder. Definately a case of wrong place wrong time.

On a lighter note I did manage to do some sewing and on Saturday I made this bag.

Then on Sunday morning I went to check on my Quail only to discover that over night one of them had died :-(

So far this week has been okay. I haven't got as much homework done for my C and G course as I would have liked, but we meet tomorrow so that will be a day spent with nice people doing nice things.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Bank Holiday

I hope you all had a good Bank Holiday.

Neil and I went to London to see a show.

We had a lovely day which started with a trip to my favourite place the V and A. I spent a few hours in the Textiles Room had a quick wander through Paintings and Jewellery then started to make my way to the exit when I came across the bookshop. Well, you can't just walk past a bookshop and not have a little peek inside can you!

When I came out I had a bag in my hand, not sure how that happened. When I looked in the bag there were two books, exactly what I would of chosen :-)

After the V and A we went for a pretheatre supper at the Indigo Restaurant, One Aldwych. The food was lovely. Then it was off to the theatre to see Oliver with Rowan Atkinson playing the part of Fagin. It was fantastic.