OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL,
BUT THE FIRE IS SO DELIGHTFUL.
AND SINCE WE'VE NO PLACE TO GO,
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!
This a sedum plant in my front garden - I didn't dead head it in the autumn and so the flat plate-like flowers were the perfect 'catchers' of the fluffy stuff....
They look like mad mushrooms, lol!! in fact, all this gorgeousness would be perfect, if only it wasn't for the fact that our central heating boiler has turned up its toes...great timing, huh?
Anyway, back to the desk....
As we've been confined to barracks for a few days now, I've done quite a bit of sewing and sorting out of items to send off to folk for their charity projects. All I need now is for the Post Office to be open :)
My friend wanted a pretty drawstring bag to keep her medical bits and pieces in and she's a Pink Gal, so I used some scraps from the wedding bunting I made last October and some ribbon for the drawstring.
Using some of the bunts from that big box featured last week. An ex-colleague had a baby girl recently (Thea, isn't that a pretty name?) so hopefully she'll like some bunting with which to decorate the nursery!
Then I made some covers for little packs of tissues to send off with the charity stuff...it uses up scraps, they're handy and people tend to buy stuff that doesn't cost too much!!
Of course, you do realise that I could have spent all this extra time indoors doing all the house work that has been neglected for a while....hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....!!!
Oh, I crack myself up sometimes....sighs happily....
But the single item of which I am most proud is my first comforter/quilt for Jo's LillyBo appeal.
On top is the Bargain £3 a metre fabric (yay!), underneath is a soft royal blue fleece with some batting sandwiched in between...
I made some border edging from scraps, choosing the brightest I had to co-ordinate with the animals.
Serious question to all you proper quilters out there..is it better to use bias binding for the edging?? And if so, why??
So, this has been a learning curve for me. I feel as if I've cheated by not making patchwork from scratch but........here it is.....
Lol - that's probably the only photo I like of me!! So, I hope it's ok, Jo - I'm in the process of doing another and will get them sent off to you, snow permitting, as soon as I can :)
Hope you have a great week wherever you are and whatever the weather is!!