I haven't been doing much quilting, very little in fact but I can show you what I have done and what else I have have been doing too.
The other wedding quilt for Chris and Sarah I still haven't started putting together and Postcards from Sweden still has only four rows done.................sigh................
I did get my May bee block done for Velda who blogs at Freckled Fox Quiltery though.
Bee Inspired blog.
I have been to Higham Hall and had a wonderful weekend embroidering. I didn't make any progress on my big piece but I did start another small piece. I can't show you my teachers sample which is made in calico gardens colours (creams and neutrals) but I can show you my work.
What else............... my parents have had their 65th wedding anniversary, Blue Sapphire.
Oh and we have bought a holiday home in north Northumberland. We really want to move there but it is so expensive so we compromised. We don't go on holiday much because of the girls, it's usually just an occasional week in a cottage and as my husband is past retirement age although he is still working but fewer days, it seemed the right time to do something. Want to see some pics?
The girls love looking out of the window, this was taken before we had a veranda fitted, now they can enjoy being outside without being on a lead. What do you think of my view? The site is wonderful so much space, and there will never be any more put in front of us either. I wish I had a sunset pic to show you, it is right beside those trees, fantastic.
Central heating and an electric fire, it is residential standard and can be used for eleven months of the year.Barmoor Castle Country Park (yes it does have a real castle), the second night.
Want to hear the not so good stuff that is stopping me sewing? I've been complaining about pain in my hip for about a year now, I woke up one morning to dreadful pain from my back to my toes on one side. I have inflammation in my back affecting my sciatic nerve and at the minute all I can do is hobble about the house, I can't sew I can't drive, nothing. I have been feeling very sorry for myself and in a right mood. I haven't been blogging, reading blogs, I've hardly looked at any social media, and it's high time I got myself out of it. I'm still in a lot of pain, especially on moving and it doesn't help that I can't take painkillers apart from paracetamol, I have some anti inflammatory cream for my back too. I have an appointment with the physiotherapist in a couple of days, fingers crossed it settles down soon. It's transient it won't last forever, that's my mantra.
The lovely Sue who blogs at Sevenoaks Street Quilts has very kindly sent me samples of all the new Kona colours.
I have started some knitting in the meantime. Now I'm not a great knitter, the last time I did any was for our granddaughter Emily before she was born, matinee coats and cardigans for new borns are about my limit.
The only other thing I have been doing is reading, distraction therapy.
It is described as 'the first novel in Jean M. Aurel's magnificent epic of life on the glacial continent of the last Ice Age, when two kinds of human beings, Neanderthal and cross-Magnon, shared the earth.'
We all like different kinds of books, this one has almost 600 pages and if you are looking for a new book I highly recommend it.
I'm hoping to be back quilting soon I'm in the Christmas in July blog hop next month so I really need to get started. Yes I do know what I will be making and no you can't have a hint. I just hope I can remember how to do the linky thing for the pattern which of course will be free as always.
I'm not sure what I will be blogging about next time, I can't guarantee it will be quilting but it won't be what I had for lunch hehe!
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