Marg also treated me to a bagful of goodies – a very cool Cat’s Whiskers chart, some lovely threads, a handmade (by her!) bookmark, and a set of needles for counting stitches – which I just know I’m going to find THE MOST useful tool ever invented as H has an uncanny ability to ask me a question and distract me just when I’m right near the end of a big count. He can manage to keep quiet for 10 stitches or less, but as soon as I start murmuring ’26, 27, 28…’ it’s suddenly imperative that he knows what we are having for dinner. Here are all the lovely extra goodies (note to self, try to ensure that chocolate hangs around long enough for it to make it into photo next time!).
I managed to get my one day of Spanish Wine done earlier this week – I do really love this design, and I think I enjoy stitching it probably more than any other of my WIPs. I wish I had more time to devote to it! Maybe after the summer, as I have a lot of exchanges and secret stitching and one big secret project to finish by then… This is my progress on Band 3.
Thursday was also my weekly SAL day, so here is this week’s update – slowly progressing on page four.
A wonderful thank you also to Nicki who (more than) answered my plea for UK-based online and bricks-and-mortar quilting shops – in fact, it turns out that Nicki has truly impressive enabling skills, and thanks to her I have signed up for two Blocks of the Month clubs from Honeysuckle Cottage. I’m going to keep quiet about what they are, because I think they just might be perfect to make as gifts… Nicki, thank you (and, equally, curse you *grin*)!!