After being very good and doing the housework yesterday morning, it was time to head to Borderland Fabrics to have an afternoon of chat and patch (although sometimes I think there might be more chatting than patching!).
It was a busy session, with lots of customers, as well as the usual supects working away.
I took my Jennie Rayment piece, to do some decorative stitching on it (the 'centre needle' sticker on the machine is because when you turn the machine on, the default position for the needle to the left. I have my quarter inch foot on the machine a lot of the time and if you forget to centre the needle before you start stitching .... oops, the needle hits the foot and breaks ....).
I started with the centre block, stitching down the curved edges with this stitch, which looks like a continuous line of asterisks.
I then used the buttonhole stitch on this one (I've still to sew in the threads).
For this one, the stitch is a continuous curve with little leaves (again, ends everwhere!).
It was the first birthday of the shop, so when we stopped for tea, we had birthday cake, miniature eclairs and chocolate chip muffins - I'll need to do an awful lot of funky squats next week to work off that lot! We then had a little competition, when we had to fathom out the names of blocks from cryptic clues .... and, yes, I won!! For my prize I got this super Moda apron ...
Just before we headed for home, a Dutch lady, Barbara Jennekens, came in to the shop. She had with her this fantastic bag, which she had recently made ...
The designs were done using her new embroidery sewing machine. And if you think the front is cute ....
I think I'll be singing 'Jungle Book' songs for the rest of the day!!
I haven't been doing much knitting, as my arm has been sore - it's my own fault, as it is the result of bad posture when I'm knitting - I need a frame to make me sit up straight!
I've got another day out tomorrow ... I'll tell you all about it on Monday.