My Tag Square Bee blue and white block for March is done and sent off. As I said to Ali of Very Berry Handmade, when I commented on her lastest post, blue is not a colour I have much affinity with in general. But one of my favourite flowers is/are forget-me-nots and I'd love to make a whole quilt using blue and white. There's something about the combination that is so fresh and clean looking. My block for April is to be 'rainbow' coloured so I'll be able to
get rid off use up some of the brighter scraps I have in my supply.
Following the lead of my DD, and since he's almost finished his college course, my DS has decided to start his own business: Gardening! We bought him a strimmer and hedge-cutter to start him off, then he got himself a second-hand mower. He already has a chainsaw because he needed one for his course. To solve the problem of transporting the equipment to his jobs, DS got a tow-hitch put on his car and we got him a second-hand, almost new trailer from Ebay. After putting up 1 poster in the village Post Office and taking a few flyers around our locality, he's already completed 2 jobs that will be regulars and has another 4 in his diary. By the way - he's still working a day a week for another contract landscaper and doing part-time chefing at the local hotel. One thing he's not afraid of is hard work!!
Whoever owned it had cut out a few of the animals around the edge and then got rid of it. DS, his girlfriend and I worked out which animals had been used by looking at the pattern repeat. A set of 3 little pigs and a couple of chickens we think! I can't think off-hand what I would use it for but couldn't leave it there!
On another crafty note, I gave a few woollen jumpers a hot wash to felt them over the weekend. Most of them worked out fine but 2 of the jumpers shrunk to about a quarter of the original size and are as stiff as boards. I don't know what to do with these either!!
Bye for now