That would be the nice hot cup of tea I spilled into, on, over, through (insert preposition of your own choice here) my very expensive computerised sewing machine. It went zzzzzzztttt. I turned it off and then every day I have turned it on using the safety power point thingy. Today the lights all lit up and the lighty writing was on the display but there was still no action. Thus I have been Little House on the Prairie sewing. I sewed the Wee Fat Boy's play quilt all by hand. Every single part. Of course I had help. The help went like this (starting at the top left and going across each row, left to right)
- Peri: Gilly's chewing a stick on the quilt. I am not, ergo, I am good.
- Gilly: This is a good stick, it has altitude.
- Gilly: This is a very good stick and I can hold it really well.
- Peri: Look, the puppy is on The Quilt. What are you doing about it???
Everyone: Look, we're All on the quilt, take our picture quickly.
Peri: Now the puppy is whispering things in my ear. She says I'm fat!!!!!
Peri: Well I might as well lie here too.
Gilly: This is such a good stick. I hope it lasts a long time.
Peri: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Give me some of that stick Gilly.....
So here is the Baby You Can Drive My Car Play Quilt. It has cotton batting and I used embroidery thread to quilt around the road at every stop roundabout and across the strip of patterned fabric on the back as well. All by hand. A labour of love!!! The WFB (MrsDrWho's nephew) seemed to like it and drove farm vehicles around on it quite happily.
We had to cancel our picnic as we had, for that One Day, a terrible storm. There were still walks in the rain, but it was far too wet and wild for a picnic. We are taking a rain check!!
Gilly went to visit MrsDrWho's sister, niece and nephew. She was so excellently behaved and her lead is only on because George the Cat From Next Door wandered over to see what all the fuss was about and he didn't look 100% friendly. She didn't wee inside, she played very nicely: chasings and fetching the ball and eating treats. And The Demon Spawn Niece pretty much finished teaching Gilly to Ask with her Paw. Mind you, I was so tired after all the excitiement I proceeded to sleep for almost eighteen hours!!
I have finished knitting something that needed finishing and sewed, also by hand, two other things. I can't show any pictures yet.
I did, however, start a February Baby Sweater. I may be heretical, but I do think the pattern is quite poorly written and using 'pithy' to describe it does not excuse leaving out pertinent details like where and when to place the button holes- even though I read ahead it seemed very vague. I am using some lovely red 8ply (machine washable because you have to be sensible) that is lovely and soft and I needed to use 5mm needles to get the correct tension. This is how I found my knitting when I woke up this morning. I think it had been 'played with' while I was asleep.
Harki is hoppy but still happily getting on with life, Peri is wrangling Gilly, who pretty much rules the roost at the moment. Harki is lying near me giving little cries because she wants me to stop doing this and to go to bed. Last night I put her sheepskin on the bed to see if that would make her happy. It did not. I was breaking all kinds of bed and sheepskin demarcation rules and I was to stop it at once.
This afternoon I watched The Princess Bride. Now I know. Tomorrow I am going to watch it again. How could I have missed it? Inconceivable!!!
The weather is very Autumnal and so I sought out my hot water bottle. It is an ex-hot water bottle and so I have a new one and it has a handle!! You hold the handle whilst you fill it up with water. It is more the comforting thought of the hot water bottle that calls to me because after about five minutes I kick it out of the bed because I am too hot.
So I hope to have whipped up a FBS by the next time I blog. Wish me luck, I may need it!!!