SEND ME THE PILLOW THAT YOU DREAM ON....
Before I get going, can I wave to Eva from Austria and Catriona, who comment on my blog! As they're no-reply bloggers I can't email them but the fact that you read my nonsense is very pleasing and this is the only way I can say thank you :-D
You know when someone asks you how your week has gone and you can't remember a thing you've done? Thank goodness for taking photos for my blog, because they're a good aide memoire to remind me what I've forgotten!!
And there's a lot to share so apologies for the picture heavy post.....
My WI needed a collection basket - someone had a lovely wicker one but it needed a lining, so I measured it and made everything else up :-D Pattern? Moi?!
Threading through the cords...
Et Voila. Job done.
Then I was talking to my mate Lynne (Lynnecrafts on WOYWW) who has cracked a rib, poor gal and is in a lot of pain. She mentioned she needed another pillow to brace against when coughing or sneezing so.....
I bent a cushion pad in half and sewed it up then searched for a tough but soft cotton. That hare fabric I got recently fitted the bill just right:
The pattern really lent itself to the tall shape - hope it helps Lynne. x
It was the table top sale at my WI meeting and so I thought I'd use up some scraps to make some more sunglasses cases (hope you found the Pinterest pattern Eva!) and tissue holders - you know, stuff that takes no time to make and can be sold to raise some cash.
Tissue holder Jenga!!
Now this might look as if I've been chained to the sewing machine most of the week but other things have happened too:
I made these cakes for the funeral wake of the WI President Rita, who passed away a fortnight ago - I haven't done a run of cakes like this since I used to cater for Julia's cardmaking workshops (where I earned my Lunch Lady Jan nickname) There's coffee and walnut, sticky gingerbread, lemon sponge and maids of honour. The funeral went as well as these things can and loads of people came back to the hall for refreshments - no-one wields an oversized teapot as well as the WI !
You bored yet? Lol...there's been plenty of walking in the beautiful weather as well:
The sand martins have returned from their winter in Africa and were just starting to excavate their nests in the sand cliffs down on our beach. We watched them for ages, they were very busy with holes of various depths providing new homes for these tiniest of creatures,
It's hard to make out but there are two birds hurtling straight towards holes in this pic - we loved the way they folded up their wings just before they shot into the entrance!
Last pic! Phew, all my short blog Brownie points have well and truly been used up today :-D
Our son Rhys turned 22 this week and we went out for lunch and a mooch about and ended up at:
Cenarth Falls in Cardiganshire. The beautiful River Teifi is a home for salmon and sea trout and there's a museum all about the Coracle,a small single person boat that has been used since pre-Roman times. We had a grand day out.
And someone HAD asked me what I'd done last week, I'd have scratched my head and pondered for a bit and said 'Errrm, not much I don't think' *grin*
Have a good crafty week everyone! xxxxxxx