We had trip to the States to visit our son and have some fun. The next weekend was again fun, my twice yearly weekend with my scrapbooking chums. We head up our north coast, eat way too much, drink way too much, talk way way too much and do a little crafting. This time we made a flower arrangement in a cup or teapot - cue lots of exaggerated moaning from those not so inclined. Me ... I loved it. The scrappers don't really get the blog thing so their faces are disguised to protect the innocent.
Next up was my aunt's funeral. Of itself not jolly but very much a celebration; And as it is in families, a rare chance to catch up with extended family. The conversation usually starts with "I know we are related, but who are you~" One of my favourite cousins has kindly rehomed the quilt and cushion I made for my aunt.
And, last weekend we were in England visiting our other son. Absolutely no crafting done, no time, but we did get a hovercraft trip to the Isle of Wight and a trip to Osborne House, home of Victoria and Albert. It was a great weekend, the only disappointment being Queen Vic's voluminous bloomers weren't on display as I had hoped.
|the new hovercraft. we were on the old one|
|Queen Vic, Princess Louise and Princess Helen knitting blankets|
|the gardens of Osborne House, Isle of Wight|
In between times I have more or less finished Mrs Hot Hot Hot, just the loose ends to trim off. Here's hoping for a heat wave soon.
My red plus squares have been tumbling through the letter box. Literally tumbling. I have been the lucky recipient of lots of bee crashing. I count myself very lucky to have so many quilty friends. I have been taking loads of photos and will post then all soon.
My other bee, I did say I was only going to take part in one bee this year, is the bubble bee. This is fun but hard work. Its paper pieced and really stretches the stash with all the teeny tiny bits of fabric.
|my bubble received from Michaela|
And lastly, I have been sewing away at a wedding quilt for one of my son's and his partner. Progress is being made. Slow progress. But progress. Who says a wedding quilt has to be finished by the wedding? The Quilt Police?
|9 of my completed 14 blocks to date|
This Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day. So apart from the scrapping workshop I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend. Not to take anything away at all from all the fun of the last few weeks.
See you soon