Saturday 29 May 2010
I fell last Sunday, not the dramatic cartwheeling cartoon style tumble down the stairs. More of a slither really, you know when you step out just a little too far and there is not enough foot on the lower step and off you go, bump, bump, slither, bump! I came to rest about seven steps later. Thank goodness the flights are short in this house. I've spent the whole week nursing my aches and watching my technicolour bruises change almost daily. Add to that, I've had early shifts all week, what did I do to deserve that? I've been too tired and sore to do much more than put the final stitches into the pot holders I showed in my last post and do a little crochet. Maybe now the worst of the aches are gone I can get some time in on DDs quilt over my weekend off.
I have distractions though, all this reading material is vying for my attention too.
I've had the crochet book for a few days and it's been calling to me, you know how it is, I've had a go at the basics and now I want to try something else, though I'm not sure the world is ready to see me in a crocheted bikini! Maybe I'll have a bash at a hat. LOL
After a couple of weeks of beautiful sunny and warm days the weather, true to form, has turned cold and wet again, just in time for the first day of the biggest event on the Isle of Man sporting calender. The World Famous TT Races. For more info, look here and here.
I'm off to play.
Friday 28 May 2010
Thank you Sweetheart. I'm rather pleased with them and just couldn't resist the addition of the gold tassels. A bit flash for a kitchen, but you know, I just had to do it.
Friday 21 May 2010
We did the tourist thing, took the bus ride,
We didn't limit ourselves to London, on our last full day we took a coach tour which visited Roman Bath,
Thursday 13 May 2010
I do have some off white borders cut, but I haven't attached them yet, I'm too busy with my crochet!
So to make up for the lack of my own quilty progress, here's a peep at what my sister has been up to. Moya is working two jobs at the moment, so she's going very slowly and I get very few progress reports. Here is the latest. Just a photo, no explanation, and no response to questions! LOL
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Look! I did it, I learned how to crochet. Sadly, for me, Shirley is on her way today. She is going to Dublin to stay with another friend for a few days. I do hope she enjoys it. I loved having her here, the perfect house guest. :-)
Before my crochet lessons I cut some plain borders for 'Kaiy's Roses', maybe I'll get them sewn on this afternoon when I get back from the office. I'll wait until I get back from London to layer and pin the quilt, I'm hoping to get quite adventurous with the quilting on this one. LOL We've all heard that before. LOL
Time to get my bum into gear and get ready for work.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Yesterday we were out doing the touristy thing and also had a look at the shops, look what I found.....
A baby iron, just the right size for pressing little patches. And oh so cute.
The latest version of French Roses, now named Kaiy's Roses is progressing slowly. I was feeling pretty blah about it, but with a little encouragement I made some progress and now all the blocks are joined and the first border is on. All thanks to Shirleys gentle encouragement.
I had to try out my new iron, so of course it's a pieced border. Now I'm off to hunt out some more off white for a second border. Maybe, just maybe I'll have a completed top before Tony and I head off to London for a few days.