Well Nigel is recovering wonderfully from his contretemps with the surgeon's scalpel. Apart from a ridiculous looking mown patch across his midriff, a neat horizontal scar of about 2" in length beneath his belly button and some pretty spectacular coloured bruising you'd never guess anything had been done. However he is being very careful about what he lifts if anything and so is making an excellent job of directing proceedings (especially with the kids) from the sofa. He's been a lovely patient actually - not at all demanding and is returning to work tomorrow albeit only for shortened days for the rest of this week.
I've been pretty busy with work and also with Sarah's rugby over the past week or so (she played on Sunday and they beat the opposition 22-10 with her scoring the first try and a conversion) - but in the evenings I have managed to get a little bit of stitching done whilst sitting on the sofa in front of the tv.
I'd forgotten, in the thrall of my new-found stitchery addiction, just how much I enjoyed hand applique
Dear Jane reminded me - these five blocks are all 'freezer paper on top' hand applique and were quick and a pleasure to complete
I think now I ought to look at some of the pieced block patterns now to intersperse between them.
I honestly can't see me making a full DJ but I do have a bare patch of wall in my lounge behind my Singer sewing machine table which is crying out for a wall hanging - this might be just the project. Hence the turquoise, sand and cream colourway.
On the other hand I may just pick some more applique blocks and do my very own Applique Baby Jane - who knows?
However I do have a BQL February bag to drum up from somewhere before the end of this month, which basically means tomorrow, although I'm not sure the hearts will make the final design in my case - so Jane will just have to have a little patience.