Been a jam packed week this week! On Tuesday Mum and I went to Woodside in Birkenhead to see the ships sailing off after the Battle of the Atlantic parade. Funnily enough the best viewing point was from inside Home Cafe – so we settled ourselves down with coffee and yummy stuff to watch the action. My Dad, a merchant Seaman in Battle of the Atlantic, died 6 years’ ago and so Mum brough a cutting from his special plant in her garden and we threw it into the Mersey in remembrance. It is still possible to see it floating away on the left on the picute above, although only if you know it’s there!
Here it is just floating away!!
Wednesday was my stay-at-home-and sew day! I finally finished my quilt!! I have been buying Liberty Tana Lawn squares for quite a while and these make up most of the quilt apart from the very centre. It now adorns my settee ready to keep my toes warm at the chilly end of the summer days!
And here is my latest effort – my jelly roll strip quilt – this is to take camping with me when it’s finished.
Thursday I went to my Quilting class at Voirrey Embroidery. It was a very chilled out morning learning patchwork techniques which we had to sew by hand – very good for making sure you know how to do something properly!! There were only four of us and we drank coffee, sewed and chatted while learning from Maureen, the talented teacher who made the process fun and relaxing at the same time! Oh and I had to buy some fabric too! The choice is fantastic at Voirrey’s as there are lots of fat quarters to choose from and some already made up into project packs. I will say more about the course after my next Thursday session.
To finish off my week on Friday I went shopping for my daughter’s wedding dress. Mum, Daughter’s BFF (who is Matron of Honour) and I went from shop to shop admiring and criticising etc each dress until we found ‘the one’ in the last shop. Daughter looked beautiful and we all struggled not to cry as she perched on a box in the centre of the room looking like a fairytale princess. Why oh Why did I refuse to try on traditional wedding dresses when I got married and opt instead for a cheesecloth dress in true 70’s hippy style? !! What a special time I missed sharing with my mum. But at least mum got to experience it with my daughter and me this time – only 30+ years later!!
Wedding is in August so not long to go – I better get cracking with the Wedding bunting!! However just for now I’m having a rest and going to check out what everyone’s been up to over at Handmade Monday at Handmade Harbour