A minor achievement this week: 2 small pillows stuffed, sewn up and completed.
Ta-dah ! ! !
These are the fronts.
Love that hat, but ain’t too keen on the corset. But it’s red, so that’s okay.
A bit of searching round t’internet and I found this panel is actually part of an entire quilting series. Hmmm . . . . . 🤔
A bit more thinking about it, as we know we do with something we really want to enjoy to its’ fullest potential . . . . . 🤨
Taking a deep breath, ignoring my fierce promise-to-self not to buy any more fabric, I decided to acquire just a teeny bit more.
But only so’s the whole rest of the original purchase could be used and enjoyed to the full, instead of always regretting I hadn’t used x or y instead — y’know what I mean? 🙄
Next week a small squidgy package is due . . . . .
There’s more to come, Lovelies! 🤣 😆 🤣
Also Known As the Virtual Tea Party continues!
For several reasons. First off ~~~
I forgot to thank Cathy (nanacathy2) for her suggestion from several posts ago that I look for the telly program Heartbeat.
BritBox carries it, but only the first season. 😡 However, there are more episodes listed on YouTube.
Huge Thank You’s, Cathy — I loved it! Both for the scenery and for the look back at how restrictive the 1960’s were for women. For instance, there’s no mention of the brave Dagenham sewing machinist women at the Ford plant, and their strike for equal pay for equal work.
For those who don’t know about Heartbeat, Wiki says, “Heartbeat is a British police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire based on the “Constable” series of novels written by ex-policeman Peter N. Walker, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010.”
The other reason to celebrate is New Zealand’s re-election of their Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, who’s been a shining light through the C-19 crisis. So many of us outside New Zealand are delighted for her, and for all New Zealanders!
The headline in the Christian Science Monitor started “From Legos to bra clips…”
That, combined with “turtle” and “wheelchair” definitely had me intrigued.
Then I discovered this article, with 2 videos that include diagrams of the “chair” and an update on Lego Turtle’s release back into the wild.
Happy First Weekend in August, Lovelies!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
It’s been severe storm warnings this afternoon and yesterday, with morning temps into the extreme range.
Am not complaining about the storms, as they do cool us down considerably. Phew!
But one does avoid phones, and most electric appliances… Reading from a real book is definitely safe!
As promised, here’s that recipe for the chocolate cake.
Happy baking, everyone! Be sure to let us know if you try these out!
It’s raining. I’ve got an Aldi delivery* due. Nothing unusual, right?
Not at the best of times, which this ain’t.
The very air feels full of anxiety.
Then I read Su’s post (thank you, Su!).
And finally got the message:
Love is in the air
*Note: Not available in every Aldi location. Sorry. 😞
PSA! (Public Service Announcement)
Watch your Spam folders, Lovelies, as they’re having a field day.
And now on to the chronology of my Thursday mend project.
(The silly part)
I never thought I would own a roll of Duck Tape . . . 🦆 🦆
. . . much less use it.
I got curious and decided to look it up . . .
“During World War II, Revolite (then a division of Johnson & Johnson) developed an adhesive tape made from a rubber-based adhesive applied to a durable duck cloth backing. This tape resisted water and was used as sealing tape on some ammunition cases during that period.”
Of course, then I wanted to know more about duck cloth. . .
“Cotton duck (from Dutch: doek, “linen canvas“), also simply duck, sometimes duck cloth or duck canvas, is a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric. Duck canvas is more tightly woven than plain canvas… it is used for sneakers, outdoor furniture and curtains, etc.”