Sunday, 12 February 2012

A very productive weekend

There was shopping of the "gulp, did we just do that, we need to go and get a coffee to recover" kind on Saturday.  Yes, we have the keys (well, one of them) even though we don't have the vehicle - hey, this is Cumbria, deal with it {giggle}.  Won't be taking delivery for a couple of weeks.



There had been an idea that I would spend Sunday lining the top pond (the one outside the kitchen window).  The weather had other plans and after overnight rain the day was damp, dull and cloudy, and the soil was far too wet and claggy to go anywhere near it with heavy barrows of sand.  Never mind, much finishing to do after the recent quilt-a-thon, and there are far worse ways of spending a Sunday than snuggled down in the sewing room with occasional refills of latte.



Rummaging through an overburdened wooden towel rail (very good 'dumping ground' for quilts and fabric) I found a few more unfinished items, some of which I'd completely forgotten about.  They've been added to the pile for binding and can then either be used or given away.

The cream & brown stars were a long table runner than just wasn't working.  It was too big to go in the middle of the table and too small to cover it completely.  Management had the idea of cutting it up and making three not quite square table toppers, the man is a genius. 

I applied binding to the baby quilt and finished by hand that evening (which in itself is a record!). E's Mum and Dad have seen pictures of this on the blog but it's time their lovely lad had this available. Right now it is drying gently after a quick trip through the washing machine, I want it to be soft and spotlessly clean before it goes to its new owner



8 comments:

  1. Hmmm, bet that key fits a nifty lawn tractor. Or did you decide you really do need your own bulldozer. *grin*

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    1. Might do*. Snigger!!!

      * and you can decide for yourself which of your 2 questions I have answered {grin back to you}

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  2. Ah a serious toy to play with, and the best thing is that it will be useful all year round.

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    1. James, very useful for hauling large quantities of Bag End supplies!

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  3. Can't wait to see what new toy you've bought :). Well done on the binding, it's always exciting to finish a project.

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    1. SewAli, will get delivery in a couple of weeks when the mower shed is completed.

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  4. I think David might have tractor envy anytime soon!

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    1. Jill, how about telling him that if he brings you to visit I might let him have a little drive ..... hey, I could be onto a good thing here, get visitors to cut the grass, now there's a plan!

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