Sort of back to normal here now - no phone calls at strange times and deliveries of programmes/draw tickets. Almost a normal day for the boys too - little son is now in his last fortnight of middle school and big son had the first day of a 2 week work experience placement. Band practise still tonight which is now focusing on a forthcoming wedding.
I've been busy ticking things off my to-do before Latitude list. One of those was make a dress - I spent a few hours upstairs yesterday and after a little bit of finishing this morning, here's the final result;
Its turned out how I hope and went together with minimal cursing of my sewing machine ;)
.Here's the back view - note the cute little heart shaped buttons which help hold the ties on;
Yesterday I also managed a little bit of crochet - I've now finished the first 10 squares of my first blanket stripe - just a matter of sewing some ends in and sewing those 10 squares together;
Last week at S&B I started another square and was chatting away to a friend when I realised I'd not followed the colour sequence I planned. So I've decided to alternate each row rather pull it out.
I managed a couple of CS visits last week and was lucky to find a couple of bits;
Another Ladybird book for my collection - managed to spot this on a shelf after another seasoned CS shopper had missed it AND it was only 20p!
I couldn't resist this pair of kitsch eggcups - no idea what I'll do with them - perhaps fill them with mini eggs come next Easter?
Thanks for all the comments on yesterdays post - it was such a fab day - hard work but something very worthwhile and I was stopped many times in town today by people who were there and had had a great afternoon. BTW there was one shower at the end of the afternoon but our audience were a hardy and well prepared bunch and most of them stuck it out and after 10 minutes the shower was over the sun came out.
Right an evening of end sewing in is calling - oh joy!
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx