The other parcel contained the books - my after-Christmas reading. I first read about "The Time Traveller's Wife" a few months ago on this blog, which I love to read.
Today is a roster day and I also took a day off yesterday to go shopping with two dear friends. John and I have been looking for an everyday dinner set with no luck. First shop the girls and I walked into had two of this dinner set - love it, love it, love it - and both boxes were very quickly loaded into the back of the Tarago.
We had such a great day - can't believe how quickly the time went. Left home at 9.00 am and walked back in at about 10.40 pm. We blamed the lateness on the lack of customer service people in the shops - we spent a lot of time waiting for service in shoe departments.
The house has been cleaned/tidied, the washing is drying in the spring sunshine so the plan for this afternoon is to quilt "Happy Days".
I haven't quilted a quilt in one go, so I'm curious about how long it will take me to do this quilt. Here's a close-up of some progress.
It's now 5.05 pm and the quilting is finished - large meander. Took roughly 2-1/2 hours with a lot of interruptions. Still working on even stitch tension and haven't been brave enough to try free form shapes (hearts, stars, flowers etc) on a quilt yet. Maybe that's something I can practise tomorrow.
Tonight I might start appliqueing these flowers - they will have about 1/2" of the turquoise fabric as a border. I've already blanketstitched the flowers to the turquoise fabric.
Illawarra Quilters are holding their quilt show this weekend at the Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. Planning to visit on Sunday.