We had a lovely Christmas staying with my husbands family in the UK, just arriving back last night. The weather was pretty horrible, but we had a lovely, if very wet walk around Foremark reservoir on Christmas morning,
I didn't take many photos, but you have to see Bridget's tree, as it looked magnificent with the pressies under it.
We didn't have a car to get around, but I did manage to catch up with my brother and SIL, and old friends Carol and Clive came over to see us with their children, who I haven't seen for years and who are now all grown up, and where did the time go?
Bridget and I managed to get over to a Loughborough on Monday morning to do a little fabric shopping, before everything closed. She is now set up with cutting board, ruler, rotary cutter and basting pins. She has to make a quilt for a colleague who is expecting a baby in March, and after a lot of consideration and changing of minds, we decided to keep it simple, and bought a charm back of Bungle jungle and some dotty fabric for the sashing.
I don't seem to be able to turn this photo around. I didn't think that the monkey looked right, but several of her friends on Facebook thought it was OK, so the monkey stays and the quilt is already named "Keep the Monkey"! I think there will be a few phone calls and Skype calls during the quilt making process! Well I hope there will be.
I also managed to pick up some fabric to make some much needed new table mats
Although I probably haven't got enough. Hey ho.
So we're off now to get the dogs from the kennels. They are going to be uncontrollably excited and very probably smelly. I think a long walk will be required, followed by a log fire and a film! That's after I've done all the washing of course.