I forgot to eat lunch today. I rarely ever do that. I am a bit amazed really. Food and me have a very close and personal relationship. I am sure that lunch is sulking in a corner somewhere at this insult.
What was I doing instead, you ask? Go on, you did ask. Oh, just pretend and humour me. Thanks!
Well, I spent the best part of the morning ringing the same number over and over again trying to get through to a government department. It's a good thing I can read blogs while I listened to the busy signal so I don't feel like that time was totally lost.
Having done that, I proceeded to cut fabric. I cut the fabric for Sarah's Stained Pink QAL. Most people are cleverly following her cutting instructions for using FQs to make the quilt. I am not that clever. No, I cut each piece from a different fabric. One dozen dozen - 144 - different fabrics in total. I am perplexed why it looks so insubstantial now.
To my reasoning, and most definitely my aching back's reasoning, 144 pieces of fabric should look like a big, huge heap of a pile. But it is done and I can proceed to the fun bit - the piecing. This was a huge leap forward today.
Meanwhile, it has come to my notice that I haven't said anything about post this week. I wouldn't want to let you down so here's what I got from the lovely Reene of Nellies Niceties fame. She won my HR charm squares from my blogiversary giveaway. I included an extra piece of HR as a trade for some of her pink gnomes. In a fabulous act of generosity Reene sent me some other pieces of HR that I didn't have yet. Thank you, Reene!
And I am going to leave you with a photo that my brother dared me to post on this here blog. I didn't reply to his email because I wanted to surprise him when I did post it. This is the brother who reads my blog. The one who bills himself as 'the older, better looking one'. So, here's a blast from my past. Me, at a much younger age. Andrew, I think I may have to dig through the box of photos and find one of you with one of those great 70's haircuts and those shorts you used to wear!
That's me many years ago in Montreal. Not very clear so guess my brother is not getting quite the revenge he wanted. And besides, Helen looked at it and exclaimed, 'Mummy, you look really pretty there.' Bless, there's a bright side to everything, even aging.
Don't forget you can still cast a vote for Angela's - WandaFish11 - block here. If you need an added incentive then read what Angela had to say about all those lovely people who voted for her yesterday -
Thank you everybody! I just had to do a screen grab over at Crazy Old Ladies Quilts as even if it's just one moment in time, my block looks like it has the most votes just now which has made me stupidly happy!!
And if you haven't entered my giveaway there is still time. You will find it here.