Tuesday, 27 May 2008

They're Off!!!

Well, they are off, the dreaded stockings that have been keeping my legs very warm and generally made me feel miserable for the last 3 weeks, have been relegated to the drawer for the moment, and, shall I tell you something strange -I miss them !!!! I think I now know what a child feels like when they have to give up their security blanket - not really that happy (LOL!!) but - I am sure the feeling will pass by the end of the day and it is certainly great to be able to wiggle my toes when I feel like it !!! I am not quite sure if the miraculous feeling of wellbeing that I was expecting to happen overnight has taken place yet, but I live in hope!!!

Not much else to report today, the garden is looking very dismal after a horrendous thunderstorm Sunday night. All the lupins have been smashed down , a branch down on the cherry tree, the climbing rose hanging off the trellis which we retied yesterday so hopefully that will recover and most of the flower beds are so waterlogged I don't know what's going to happen there!! We actually got off lightly as Josselin , a very pretty town about 6 miles away, was deluged with hailstones, up to 4 inches lying on the streets, which had to be cleared with a JCB !!!! What is going on with our weather ?????

I was talking to my lovely elderly Breton neighbour, Madeleine, yesterday and, as is usual at the moment, the weather just about dominated the conversation. I said that I had found the winter difficult this year as it had been so wet & grey and seemed so very long - to which she replied "well, yes, of course its long , it not finished yet !!!" Ah well!! There you have it - truth or what !!!

Done a little bit of sewing the last couple of days, and as I wanted something less demanding that the civil war blocks or the medallion quilt, I decided to carry on with some Chunky Churdash blocks from the Quiltville site. These are a few of those done so far, a great scrappy quilt and so quick and easy too!

I also decided to join Amanda Jean's first Quilt-a-Long and the fabrics arrived today ready to start - sometime !!!

I opted to tag onto the first ,not the second quilt as I am not a great fan of 'stars' for some reason. If I am tempted to 'try' a block or two for this top that will mean that I have 6 quilts in various stages of completion (!) I must be mad !!!!

Lastly, a couple of aditional fabrics for the CDW & LL blocks - I haven't forgotten about them, just put them on the back burner until I get home from the UK!!


Elizabethd said...

Hi Ann. I come up to Josselin quite a lot, and there have indeed been the most peculiar hailstorms there, ruining gardens and trees.
I'd love to hear more of your quilting. Two of us run a small quilting group in our village near Baud.

Karol-Ann said...

Looks like you don't need anymore fabric (LOL), but your parcel was mailed today!
Hope you feel better soon :-)

Elizabethd said...

Ann, I hope you have a good trip back to the UK, and come back feeling refreshed.

Elizabethd said...

Ann, I hope you have a good trip back to the UK, and come back feeling refreshed.

Mad about Craft said...

By tomorrow you will have forgotten what it is like to wear the stockings.

The fabrics are looking good!