Our trip to France is only about 9 weeks away and with visitors from Wales expected, as well as four more family birthdays, our weekends till we leave are rather busy.
Today I bought a very compact folding umbrella to take to France - you have to be prepared for any sort of weather in Spring !
It is to be a gift from Mum and Dad for my birthday. ( more about THAT soon !) .
We also looked around for some Wintery clothing. Difficult to find here in the depths of Summer but starting to come into the shops now and seeing that the Spring in France is probably colder than any of our Winter weather we need to be prepared ! ( oh how I'm pining for some COLD weather ! )
It is all very exciting.
Now for a small ta dah !
My quilt goes off to be machine quilted this week so when that task is completed all that's left is the binding - a feat in itself I'm sure.
As it is my first quilt I will need instruction from my experienced quilting pals on the finer points of how to go round the corners and then the big job of hand sewing the binding can be undertaken - will definitely have to have the aircon on to tackle this one . ( our electricity bill will be sky high in all this heat ).
Sorry I'm beginning to waffle on a bit here. : ) ( have wanted to do that little smiley thing for ages !!!)
Down to the ta dah!
I am in the throes of making pillow covers to match the quilt. Just decorative pillows that sit on the bed and are replaced with the real ones at night time to sleep on. You know !
And as I have said before I'm a bit of a beginner at this sewing game.
I have just been experimenting.
Standing back and thinking.
Adding a trim here and a bit more there till it looked right .....
.....and then taking the plunge and sewing it all together.
" Voila " ( in French )
"Ta Dah "( in English )
the front !
One down, one more to go.
I'm rather pleased with it.