The weekend started off on Friday night - dinner with the Schoolgirls. Lovely company and delicious dinner. Always so good to see these girls.
Saturday morning housework before Philip and Tracy came over to do some more work in the yard then they made two trips to the tip. The Stitching Girls came over later in the afternoon and we spent most of the time chatting. I did have a play with my quilting sewing machine to make sure the tension is behaving itself but that's the only sewing I did all weekend. Karen is leaving in 2 weeks for her next jaunt around Australia - 6 months this time. I will look forward to her return.
Saturday night I started moving/sorting/tidying all the stuff that is stored underneath the quilting frame. I plan to move the frame to the garage but first need to find a new home for this precious stuff. It will be lovely to have some free space in the sewing room but I think I'd like a kitchen island or something similar in there eventually.
Sunday we were all working in the yard again and by mid-afternoon Tracy started painting. I was sanding the front door and sidelights and did a bit of painting - trust me to miss two spots on the door.
No sewing/stitching again last night - it was a big enough effort to watch tv.
A bit of stitching at lunchtime today and the first instalment of "Best Friends Forever" is all stitched. This fourth block has taken me well over a month to stitch and I haven't been stitching at home so the second instalment blocks are languishing
Not sure how I feel about these stitchery blocks. The designs are lovely but I find the thought of stitching 32 of these blocks all a bit much. Maybe I need to sew on some of the surrounds, make a few of the filler blocks and stitch a few together - that might spark up the enthusiasm.
Looking forward to lots of laughs and great entertainment on Thursday night - one of my Christmas presents from my family is to see "Bob, Sweat and Tears" starring The Prince of Polyester, Bob Downe, and they're all coming with me along with dear friend Barbara.