In the meantime I have been catching on my bee squares, July was late, very late. Fiona was lovely about it. Between holidays and being knackered I just fell behind in time, they are all parcelled ready to go to her today. Fiona, "Betsey Gray Crafts" had asked for spider's web squares using a selvedge on the diagonal. She asked for eight 6.5" squares. I decided to make them bigger then cut down, I had difficulty before trimming when the final measurement dramatically changed on cutting after sewing on the bias. I did go on a bit on the large side, 9". I know, stupid, when I then had to cut them down. And I cut one of them too short. What better way to spend a bank holiday! The end result is quite good though and I will send Fiona the small one too.
For myself, I have been sewing a little Liberty whilst hopping on and off planes. I have discovered you can take tiny tiny scissors onboard. I don't sew on the plane in case I drop the needle (quite possible) but I do sew in the airport. Sew and people watch. Just like Miss Marple.
There has been some secret sewing as well by Hazel and myself, but, well, if we told you, then it wouldn't be secret? Well, would it?
One last thing, please indulge me. 100 years ago this year millions of young men, from all nationalities, from all over the world were killed in the First World War. There have been many discussions since by folks much more clever than me about the rights and wrongs of that war. One thing is sure, a lot of young men died, and one of them was my great uncle. Today is his anniversary. His parents and siblings who mourned him are long long gone. He had no wife or children, he was only a boy and was only in battle for 3 days. My cousin is attaching this photo today to his grave in Belgium. The local folk there who tend his grave can now see who he was.
ps only 5 sleeps to go!!!