In 2008 we spent three months in England staying in cottages and had a wonderful time. It is such a beautiful country and we feel we really got to know it quite well.
Let's hope the same goes for France - at least the little bit of it we will explore this time.
Later in the morning I set off to the material shop to purchase some material for my quilt.
My first quilt.
It's really coming on. I have put the final border on it.
So all there is to be done now is the quilting. It's going off to be machine quilted next week so the lining material was the last bit I had to buy.
I bought the special stuff that is all in one piece to make life easy ( and cost effective ).
It's not brilliant but is only the lining after all.
I think it will go OK.
Then I set about making a matching pillow case for the bed - not to sleep on you understand. Just to finish off the "look".
Now, you know I'm not really a sewer so I'm flying by the seat of my pants here.
I think it will work out.
I tried to do the " stitch in the ditch" type of quilting here with moderate success - a little puckering even though I tacked it all in place and used a thing called a walking foot. I'll try hard not to point out all my mistakes when I show it off to my quilting pals!
So now I just have to work out the back part and sew it all together and if it all works out then make another one !!!
Then while I was checking that the lining matched OK with the quilt I spied the cushion I made last year at a class on sewing celtic circle patterns and it looks great with it !
So I'm a happy little ( !! ) sewer.
I've just got to work out the rest of the pillow cover ..............