Well I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday in my beautifully tidy sewing room constructing the quilt top for Jack, the expected baby of Sarah's rugby coach. Isn't it so much easier to be creative and productive when there is order all around you
It's not my choice of colours and decidedly 'un-baby' but Sarah had especially requested the quilt be made in the rugby club colours of Burgundy, Black and White (as you can see from the shirts on the action photo) because both prospective parents are heavily involved in the club - they even had their wedding bash there in specially customised club shirts.
I've been quite surprised at how it's turned out - nothing like as heavy and dark as I expected - I think the stars on the black fabric help to break it up a bit. It's quite a generous size for a cot quilt coming out at about 38" wide by 46" but it will be good for a floor mat as well for use in a cot if they want
The baby's not due to make his appearance for about another three to four weeks so I've a little time to get it completed and I shall bind it in the black
No doubt Dad will be delighted it's in team colours, I think Mum will probably smile, shake her head and say 'Typical!'
Sadly the England ladies team were beaten last night by New Zealand's Black Ferns who held onto their title for a third successive time. The score was 25 - 17 but from all the reports I've read it deserved to be much closer as the English side put up a very spirited fight with a good deal of ball possession. The only photos I've seen show our girls at the receiving end of some pretty ferocious 'dump' tackles where they're lifted up by the legs and landed down upside down on their heads and shoulders - Ouch!
When discussing this with Sarah she was quite indignant that this is very much frowned upon and obviously dangerous to boot although it happens at all levels in most sides. Cringing I asked her did she really want to aspire to eventually play at this level - her answer came back a resounding YES!!!
As my late grandmother would have said "Where there's no sense there's no feeling!"
So a grudging congratulations to the NZ girls and be warned there's always next time!