A bit more progress on the Christmas gift front.
I bound the table runner this morning at our final quilt meeting before the Christmas break and then we all had a lovely ham salad lunch together where we meet. Not particularly Christmassy fare but actually rather refreshing for all that. One of the ladies lives near a wonderful old fashioned butcher who does fabulous cooked meats - that's where the ham came from and it was the nicest ham I've ever tasted without exception, simply melted in your mouth - yummeeeee!!!
Once I returned this afternoon, in between ferrying kids to and fro I've got the borders onto the quilt part of my nephew Tim's quillow. You can see the fabric design a little more clearly in the close up photo. The sailors are possibly a little bit young for him but I like the overall effect of the crisp navy and white design - very masculine.
Now to sandwich and quilt but that will have to wait for tomorrow as I'm out tonight on a get-together of the secretaries of most of the local primary schools. A nice meal out in a renowned pub south of Taunton. I have volunteered to drive as I seldom drink. Any suggestion for a collective name for a group of school secretaries?
Tomorrow I have a day off in lieu of a previous governor's meeting - Nigel will also be home as (I'm saying this with everything crossed and holding my breath) the conservatory fitters are due back to put in the correct roof panels and then the plasterer should be able to finish off the walls. On recent performance I'll believe it when I see it :o)