well its not that exciting but.. i finally managed to sit in the garden on sunday afternoon for a whole hour - peace and quiet, sunshine - well when i say peace and quiet the birds were tweeting, bees were humming and trees rustling - sorry to wax lyrical, but it was great. all the family were out, daughter to sandbanks beach, hubby and son to some sort of charity football match. the only thing i did not do was any stitching - it was sooooo hot i thought my needle might melt but, hey, you can't have everything!
nb; i have to confess that i did not make the above quilt - it was bought for me!
when it was cooler, i did a quick tour of the garden - raspberries just getting goingtoms are just starting to go red and i found the first runner bean!
wow! well i know its not that exciting really!
HOWEVER - last night i went out (nothing extraordinary in that you might think) and finally saw Mama Mia - well i absolutely cried with laughter - Julie Walters is fantastic! i've never been an Abba fan particularly but found myself singing along with my friend - lots of others were doing the same, although some were a bit coy! apparently on saturday night some people were dancing in the aisles - i would have needed quite a few units of alcohol to do that! i would thoroughly recommend anyone to go see it - you come out feeling very smiley, and my sides ached! it certainly cheers you up.
on the sewing front i was sat thinking about what to get a very special friend for her birthday and i thought why not make her a quilt! great idea, lovely present, but only one little problem, her birthday is next week! nothing like working under pressure! anyway i have cut it out and pieced the front together, cut out the wadding, and now just have to decide on the backing fabric. here is where we are so far
its not that good a pic, but here's a close up
i decided to keep it simple and just do blocks and then hand quilt it - probably in my sleep!
whilst i was occupied with this, Molly was doing this:
chewing my sandal!
that'll teach me!