Good Morning fellow bloggers I hope I find you in fine fettle on this Sunday morning.
The sun has got his hat on this morning so I'm hoping it's going to be a lovely day.
I promised you a ta dah moment and here it is. I have completed my 'Let's Quilt' cross stitch.
The pattern is by Imaginating.com designed by Ursula Michael. It uses three DMC colours,
550 Very Dark Violet, 796 Dark Royal Blue and 3847 Dark Teal Green.
Although I was a little panicked that I wouldn't get time to do this as a gift for a friends birthday in actual fact it took no time at all. One month exactly so I don't know what I was worried about.
I am not going to have it framed, reason being said friend as she bought herself the 'Let's Sew' chart by the same company which she is stitching (her first attempt at cross stitch) so I thought she may want to have the framed the same or would that just be me. She is also a keen quilter which was the reason I chose the chart but it could easily be incorporated in a quilt or as the centre piece of a cushion.
I will be back with a photo of whatever she decides no doubt, but as her birthday isn't until December you have a bit of a wait.
I've been let loose in the kitchen again.
I have wanted to attempt a lemon tart for ages and I finally got a round to it.
D had cut himself a slice before it had even cooled down properly so I thought I bet snap a pic before it all disappeared and then what else was I supposed to do but eat it.
It's also that time again when stodge becomes prominent in our house whether it be beef stew and dumplings or a pudding that has that nice autumnal feel about it.
Sponge pudding with custard, doesn't get any better does it.
Although there appears to be a lot of pears on the tree this year so I feel a crumble or two coming on.
I showed this pic last week displaying all the colours to my next crochet project.
An Elmer blanket inspired by Heather at Little Tin Bird.
I then progressed to this.
and now I'm at the joining stage whilst trying to decide on a fairly standard border or something fancy.
I'm thinking a standard dc border for this one.
On the reading front my time with Mr Fry has come to an end. I did enjoy his latest memoir but sure it was the best of the trilogy. Thursday came and onto my kindle pinged the new Amanda Prowse 'Three and half Heratbeats' I saved it for the weekend but so far I've not had much chance to read it.Mrs P's latest offering is about a family affected by the loss of a loved one to Sepsis and all the proceeds are going to the Sepsis Trust.It's only available as an e read but at under £2 is worth a read for such a good cause.
Back on the home front. It was Moth night on Thursday night (I think it was Thursday) and I think this little fella was a bit Mothballed out. He was looking a little worse for ware outside the back door on Friday morning as I left for work. I popped him in among the flower beds and he had gone when I got home.
I've not seen one like this before so if anyone has any idea what he may be I'd like to know. Only had this flash of red on one wing. D thought he may be a hybrid but I have no idea.
So that's me for this weeks installment of life at the Willows.
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Have a lovely week one and all