There's one big advantage to my husband being away in Spain overnight (lucky dog!) is that I can sit and stitch all evening without someone distracting me.
I must say I did have a quick smile when he phoned in to gloriously hot sunny Taunton from wet and miserable Madrid! He's been several times and has yet to see Spain's capital city in dry weather - tough old life eh?
So I stitched away and finished the binding on my Spring Fling - now it's ready to post to the last person on my list.
I even had time to finish the centre of my Another Little Quilt Swap quilt - now it's ready for borders
Sarah had her first written GCSE exam in Religious Studies yesterday and she thinks it went okay - one down, thirteen to go! Roll on 20th June and her final paper in Physics.
Louise has been busy all week with Key Stage 2 SATs exams but seems to be taking them all in her stride.
Nick has been revelling in the glorious weather we've been having - dashing home from school and getting changed on the hoof to dash out and play football with all his mates - aren't summer evenings just the business. Mind you the South West is wet and dreary this morning (that'll teach me for laughing at Nigel) - still at least I won't have to water the garden tonight - every cloud has a silver lining :o)
I have to make the May BQL bag before the end of the month and so that may well be the next thing on the horizon, plus both Nigel's parents and my parents have their Golden Wedding Anniversaries over the next two months and I thought I might make them each something.
Who would believe that the two sets of parents were married exactly four weeks apart, Nigel's parents have two sons and a daughter, my parents have two daughters and a son. Nigel and I were both born in 1960. Our next siblings, his brother and my sister were born in 1963 and finally our youngest siblings, his sister and my brother were born in 1969. Spooky eh?
I have seen a design for a cushion with an iris on done in stained glass applique using gold bias as the 'lead'. I'd quite like to do something like that - after all when you get to your 70's you really do have most things.