I'm still suffering with my cold today - so much so I decided not to go to my quilting group this morning - my fellow quilters are all elderly ladies and, as is often the case at their ages a cold can often turn into something much more serious, so I felt it best to keep my germs to myself.
I had to go into town to do the school banking but was back home again by 10.30 and have spent the rest of the day pottering on the sewing machine.
I promised a Pay It Forward to three people several weeks ago and I was acutely aware that this is still outstanding - sometimes not having a specific deadline is less than helpful at getting me into gear.
So I've pootled along stitching logs around some applique apples I did before the summer holidays.
These blocks turn out at 11" finished with 5" centres and 1" logs - they will become scented pot stands filled with cloves and other spices which when heated by a casserole dish scent the room beautifully. I made six blocks in total so will have three spare to keep in the cupboard just in case an emergency gift is needed.
Sarah had her first rugby match of the season yesterday against probably the strongest team in the extended area - we lost 63 - nil which was a bit discouraging but the opposition did have an England U19's player in their squad plus several Regional players and our girls played better than the scoresheet would have you believe. The opposition were just much bigger and stronger than most of our girls and in a game which is part skill and guile but lots of brute force that counts for plenty.
Sarah put in a very spirited performance and regularly decked the much bigger girls getting straight back up to tackle the next one. Her new boyfriend of one week came to watch her play and made a comment about how 'stupid' he thought the game was - big mistake - for new boyfriend now read ex-boyfriend. Nothing much comes between my girl and her sport. Boy is she sore this morning though.
Another busy week for me this week at work with a Governors' meeting and two Finance Officer visits - no rest for the wicked - and on that scale I must have been very wicked - I just wish I could remember it!