On Saturday, I headed off down the A1 to The Quilt Shop, ready for a day of fun! The wonderful Lucie had designed this wonderful whimsical wallhanging for us to sew (the photos are used with Lucie's permission)
every block is just so cute
and I will have lots of fun ........
........ adding all sorts of embellishments
I started by tracing the shapes on to fusible web
then having cut out the pieces, I checked that they were centred in the block
unfortunately I wasn't paying attention, and put the top heart the opposite way up to the pattern - oops! The other ladies thought it would look ok with the addition of a star on the top, but I have plenty of fabric, so I might make another one
of course there was cake to keep up our energy levels
working a zigzag stitch round the edges. There is another class next month, so we have to finish our blocks, ready to add the sashing and borders
yesterday morning we went up to the flat, and as the weather was reasonable, we went for a walk on the beach. The sand has moved again, so that this wooden post now only comes up to my hip, whereas last year it was above head height!
fortunately the interesting rusty bolts are still visible
there were several large stumps
all much too heavy to bring home
this wooden beam is about 15 feet long, and probably came from an old barn
I tried to pull out the bolt, but although I could turn it, I couldn't free it from the beam ....... I am sure Malcolm could have used it to create a feature in the garden
there was a lot of sea glass, so I have come home with a nice pile to add to my collection
dark clouds were appearing beyond the lighthouse
and there were no customers for the ice cream van
but it was mild enough to sit outside the café on the promenade for a cuppa
I went back to the car while Malcolm fetched a smaller piece of tree trunk that he had spotted
and here it is in a temporary place in the front garden. The photo looks a bit fuzzy, but that's because it is very misty. Storm Ophelia is due to reach us about midnight, so fingers crossed that she has run out of steam by then!