On top of all this the washing machine has decided to 'retire'! Having put a load of washing in whilst I was preparing lunch, there was the most dreaful noise you have ever heard ! A tremendous BANG!! followed like what sounded like the whole of the inside of the machine falling apart !! A quick sprint across the room to hit the off switch stopped the noise, but I was left with a rather unpleasant smell (!)- after all this, I think it would be fair to say that I will be having a new machine before too long !!!
That's finished with all the bad news so - the good news is that I have received my postcard from Susan Lenz of Cyber Fiber and it is beautiful! Mine is packed ready to go , but the post office doesn't open until tomorrow ! I will post pics of both cards next time.
I made another great discovery on my wanders through Blogland - a invitation to join a group of girls to make a 'Civil War Diary Quilt ' using the book of the same name and' Civil War Love Letters'. I have looked with longing at this quilt for some time but never had the bottle to give it a try, but now I have joined in (!!) and have made a start on the blocks. The aim is to make at least 3 blocks per week until there is enough for a quilt. Yesterday I managed 6 so I am off to a good start I think. I have ordered the book but nothing has arrived yet, so the blocks I 've been making are the 'easy' ones that I 've seen on Blogs and have been able to make from the pictures. These are the blocks so far - I think I must find another way of taking the pictures though as they certainly don't look square - but I promised they are !!!!
Before I get too carried away with this project though, I must get the borders sorted out on my 'coffee & cream' blocks and get that project finished before my daughter arrives for the Easter break !!