So here you go, July's bee blocks -
|I hope the red I used is okay.|
|This reminds me a bit of a maple leaf so a little bit of my roots in this one.|
|And the two together.|
On to other matters. I think that over the course of the past few months we have established an understanding - housekeeping is not my area of expertise and best avoided whenever possible. Don't get me wrong, I don't live in a tip (most of the time) but no one will be using our house as a show home. There are times that I find others have more domestic wisdom than I do and it is at this time I turn to you for advice - on stain removers.
It was all going along brilliantly last night. I somehow got the girls up to their rooms and settled at an unusually and wonderfully earlier time than they sometimes push it. I settled onto the sofa for a little trashy telly and some more hand stitching of the perle cotton kind.
Emily came down to show me a drawing she had been working on. It was lovely. I told her so. She leant in and gave me a hug before heading back upstairs. All in all, a very nice moment. Except, after she left, I realised that when she leaned in she had her pen in her hand. I now have a two inch pen mark on my wonky stars quilt. I haven't told her because I think she would be devastated - or deny it until she was blue in the face.
|Can you see the mark? Across the point of the star.|
My camera wasn't really up to such a close up but this was the best I could get.
Well, I had best go and water the potato plants. Thirsty buggers. But at least they go all limp very quickly so I get a good visual reminder that they need constant topping up. I love plants that communicate so clearly. Silent communication! I have not taken to talking to my plants - yet!