This is my seventh time of trying to load a post to Blogger. Goodness knows what is going on but between the modem throwing a hissy fit, telephone lines down, power cuts and then Blogger just refusing to let me load anything I sat back and sulked. Not a mature thing to do but what the heck, things were against me so I’m hoping this time works.
Mmmm, so after all that effort what have I been up to over the last couple of weeks? Well, a new cast has been put on my ‘gammie’ ankle, a shiny black one and I for one was very excited to see what my foot looked like following the surgery, as for the last three years it had been just plain ugly. I’m pleased to say it looks normal – yeah and I can even wiggle my little toes, something that hasn’t happened since the accident six years ago!
On the 1st April I got to celebrate yet another birthday. I don’t know about you all but these days birthdays are creeping around a lot faster than they used to. I got very spoilt indeed and the wonderful presents continued to arrive for a few days after the 1st. My dear Miss Deb sent these beauties – will you just look at the vibrant colours, absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much dear Deb, and I do know what grief the florist gave you by not delivering on time. On the up side, they are still alive and still just as gorgeous.
In the last couple of weeks I have been flitting between projects. The SAL April blocks are done – just not loaded onto the blog yet (sorry Chookyblue), a few other little stitcheries have been played with and then last week I started playing with applique again.
Applique is my most favourite when it comes to my stitching, especially the freezer paper technique. After having all of those precious Japanese Taupe's tempting me I decided to try a few blocks using similar colours but not the taupe's – I still can’t bring myself to cut into them. Anyway I had a lovely package of applique blocks to choose from so that is just what I did. I haven’t quilted the wall hanging yet but I have done a wee bit of trapunto type work and the odd bit of beading. Once I’m a little more mobile I’ll pin it out and get onto the quilting. Can you see the hint of blue? I thought I needed to add a touch of ‘something’ so a little bit of blue filled the need (I think).
So there, that’s it, how I’ve spent the last couple of weeks – sort of, You ought to see the fabrics that have crept through the door of the shop lately though. But that’s another story for when I can get back on blogger.