I finished stitching the binding on the second Linus quilt last night, so that's both of them ready to hand over to Sandra, our lovely Linus lady
So what would I do next? I thought I ought to get out my Baltimore blocks, which have been neglected for some weeks (ok, quite a lot of weeks!). I stitched the vase in place, then went to add the top layers ....... oh dear, they didn't fit
Looking at this photo of the pattern, they should fit ........ but unfortunately, that's not the template for the vase, which is given separately on the pattern sheet. It is narrower and rounder than the one that shows the extra pieces
I trimmed and re-tacked the pieces to fit ......
...... and this is them all stitched in place
Next I started placing some of the leaves - I'm looking forward to getting more done, as I really enjoy applique
Yesterday when I was doing the weekly shop in Sainsbury's. I was pleased to find this book being sold at half price
I have always loved Marion Keyes' books, going way back to 1997 and Watermelon. Her gentle humour is so entertaining, and sometimes you just don't know whether to laugh or cry!
I knew that she had been very ill with depression - but even in the depths of her misery, she finds humour ......"Medically speaking there is no such thing as a nervous breakdown Which is very annoying to discover when you're right in the middle of one". The book relates how she started baking, and gradually, the more she baked, the better she got. Although I rarely bake, I still enjoy looking at recipes, so combined with Marion's views on anything and everything, I shall enjoy reading the book.