Monday, 28 August 2017

Boxed in this Bank Holiday

After a busy couple of weeks I came home from work on Saturday afternoon with the prospect of a quiet couple of days stitching. Oh joy. I had so much planned and whilst I never get as much done as I want, I'm happy I've got the balance of time right this weekend. I've read, washed clothes, cleaned the kitchen etc, had a couple of hours on the Affinity Designer Programme, learning how to make gradient colours, stitched, watched the Belgian F1 and slept!

I made a big tray of millionaire's shortbread, some for the ladies at the class, some for work, some for Will to take down to Lancashire and a couple for the cook!
The Victoria Plum harvest is in full swing too. I'm going to make some crumble (mmmm) but at the moment we are enjoying the fresh sweet fruits.
Over the past couple of weekends I've been busy with the Quilt-as-you-go blocks

but this weekend has been a one for boxes.  Based on a design I made a while ago (not mine - I think Eleanor Burns) I modified the pattern to update for the materials.
A simple Flying Goose with a little bit of stitchery,
A more elaborate stitchery

and a little box without a lid.  A four inch cube this time rather than a six inch cube.  These are for a class at High Street Quilting on 2nd December.
So just a little bit of ironing ready for the week ahead, (the last quiet week on the roads before the schools go back) and I'll sit back and watch some telly tonight - a murder mystery on BBC at 9pm.  I watched the first episode last night and am looking forward to the next. I feel refreshed and ready for the week ahead.  Oh and looking forward to the Great British Bake Off on Tuesday.  I'm going to record it because I hate adverts with a passion and I'll be able to fast forward. I do this all the time with things on commercial TV.  Until next time -  bisous from the sunny, windy,  North of England.

1 comment:

  1. Loving all of the Christmas crafts but feeling slightly nervous that we are starting to prepare for it already!
    I shall be thinking of you this evening whilst enduring the adverts during bake off. I have read that there is rather a lot of product placement/advertising during the show too. I guess channel four have to recoup some of the millions they paid to steal the show away from the BBC!