The weather is warm and dry (perhaps too dry here in deepest middle England) and today I’ve been able to get at least two quilts washed and outside to dry – I really should take time to wrestle with the quilts in that upstairs cupboard and see if I can persuade a few others to undergo the same (careful) treatment. Of course, the key word here is time – there are a lot of quilts which will need wrestling and re-arranging in order to get at the ones which would benefit from laundering. And when it’s warm, quilt wrestling isn’t quite the first activity that comes to mind – sitting around with a modest amount of hand piecing and a long cool drink sounds like a much better proposition … Anyway, I hope to show pics of freshly-washed quilts just as soon as they’re ready – and I continue to ponder the practicalities of having patterns for several of the cupboard quilts. So far, I’ve scribbled diagrams and notes for packaging and paper sizes and started to list possible quilts – at least it’s a start!
A lovely day yesterday – I was the guest of Pentrich Patchers at their Open Day – smiling faces, retail therapy, superb cakes, Round Robin quilts to savour – what more could a quilter want? Here’s the view at the back of the village hall – perfect for contemplating with tea and cake in hand
Just before opening time I had a stroll around the churchyard and found an amazing amount of decorative flourishes on the headstones – here’s one that caught my eye
At this point I’d like to sneak in the view from my sewing room – often contemplated with tea at hand!
Just down the lane the grass is a little bit greener
Thanks to a intense few days of checking proofs and revising layouts I’m way behind with replying to comments, emails and catching up with my blog reading – hope to rectify that in the next day or so, and also get a few more patterns to this stage – (Shirley, I promised I would do something with the picture of that table!)