First of all, I really truly did not see the mistake in the second Farmer's Wife block until I had the post all written. How I missed it is beyond me. So I went away and started unpicking the bits that were wrong. Only I didn't unpick the incorrect parts. No, I unpicked the bits that were right! A few words crossed my lips at that point.
Surprisingly, I managed to produce an edible dinner. And after the girls were tucked up in bed I decided to gather my wits about me and do some more of the hand quilting on Helen's quilt. Yup, you guessed it, I proceeded to sew myself to the quilt. Not my clothes or anything simple like that. I sewed myself to the quilt! Don't ask how or why but I managed to pierce the outer layers of skin on my index finger - without noticing! - and when I pulled that stitch through, lo and behold, I was attached.
At which point I stopped sewing and poured myself a large glass of red wine. Thought it was best to stop before there was blood spilled!
So today I am sticking to the simple stuff. I made three pin cushions. All of them have recipients to send them to. None of them involved a disaster in the making. This is good!
They are five inches square - except for the orange one because I can't do maths this morning. The return from the land of the brain dead is a slow transition apparently. They are stuffed full of soft toy filler. I hear people talk about using crushed walnut shells to fill pin cushions. Is there actually somewhere you can source these or do they just collect the shells from the walnuts they have eaten? (Is that a really stupid question?)
I have never made a pin cushion before. Easy, aren't they? I don't have to make one for myself because I have been given two now. I fail to see how I lived without them before. Linda sent me a lovely one made as a bird recently, and I forgot to thank her for it because I was gushing too much about the owl fabric she sent. I haven't used the bird pin cushion because I feel too cruel at the thought of pushing pins into its sweet body. I am thinking of using some perle to make a loop and hanging it up and letting it just look pretty.
I am off to town with the girls to buy them their new school shoes now. Dreading it. The shoe shop will be busy - always is - take a number and wait your turn. Then the uniform items that require replacing. There is a lot to be said for school uniforms - other than shopping for it. It was easier when the girls wore what I gave them and there was no discussion. That doesn't happen any more. Sigh! Helen said she wants blouses. (Huh?!) Time to teach her to iron her own clothes if that happens.
Thanks to everyone who left messages on yesterday's post. You made me laugh and you kept my spirits up when everything else was going wrong. You all cheer me up to no end!
I am linking this with Quiltstory for their Fabric Tuesday linky party. I've not been doing links in so often in these summer holidays. Need to get back in the groove.