Emily is bouncing back a bit more than Helen now. She says her tummy still hurts but she is coping with it so I set her to one of her favourite tasks. Bread making.
And now my house smells soooooo good! You cannot beat the smell of freshly baked bread. And I am not a bread maker. Emily is better at it than me. I readily admit it and happily let her do it. I think that in a year or two I will encourage her to experiment more and add flavours, make different types. Exploit her ability really!
So I didn't get much accomplished today. But guilt finally drove me away from the book and the computer. I decided it was time to finish my tablerunner for my swap. All there was left to do was to make and attach the binding. Therefore can you imagine my consternation when I realised that I had happily been using the fabric I had set aside for the binding to back cushions and line pouches?! I rummaged around the mess (Oh, I can't do housework with sick kids at home - that is against the rules.) and eventually found enough bits of the required fabric to cobble together the binding, albeit in much smaller pieces than originally intended.
All I have to do now is sew it to the back. And sew in lots of thread ends still there from the quilting. I hate sewing in thread ends, but then I know I am not alone in that! There are some mistakes in this runner that really annoy me, especially as it is going to someone else for Christmas. But there are things that I did that I am very proud of. I hope that when it is all done and I take the final photos that the parts I am proud of far out weigh the bits that bug me.
If you haven't been over to the swap Flickr site you should do, because there are some incredible runners being made. These ladies make me look like the rank amateur that I am. I've done this mosaic to show you a variety of what is being made. This in no way indicates my favourites because I love everything being made - I just wanted to give you an idea of the talent.