Sunday, 21 September 2008
Awards, cushion progress, seaside. Phew!
Well, I'm the very lucky recipient of two awards, and I'm very grateful for them. Huge thank you to Tatting Chic for my SuperCommenter Award. I have never tatted, but want to one day, and I discovered Tatting Chic's blog some time ago and was hooked. Her enthusiasm and passion shines through each post, and I love her lacey creations - I love anything with lace, but tatted lace is something I'm very intrigued by.
And another huge thank you to White O'Morn Cottage for my Gift of the Gab award. I don't really know what to say. I'm speechless. Haha. I love the fact that some of you visit again and again, and I feel I've got to know people through blogging in a way I never thought possible. I really do appreciate my blog friends, and I love these awards. Now, I need to pass this on to my lovely friend Angel, as I think that is the perfect choice. If anyone's got it, she's got it!
Well, we've had a fabulous day at the ...
We desperately wanted to go, as blue skies and boiling hot weather are so rare at the moment, and we wanted to grab whatever we could for a day out with the children. It was fabulous. They got the idea for sandball fights, and got absolutely spattered, head to toe - you should have seen the bathwater tonight! I was intrigued by their arsenel - I've not seen sandballs before!
Aren't they grand!
They also had fun attacking a sand mountain...
And, an added excitement were the Red Arrows, flying about 100 ft above our heads.
I checked the website, and sure enough, they were appearing at the Isle of Wight, not far from where we were. What a nice coincidence. So, we all feel energised by the day.
Now White O'morn cottage has happily agreed to make a heart applique cushion with me. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous post about this. I'm glad someone's doing it with me, though. I've now cut the squares - they should each be 4 inches square. And you need to cut 12, 6 in plain fabric and 6 in patterned. Mine now looks like this:
And I've had fun playing around with the positioning. Once I'm happy, I'm going to machine stitch the squares in position. Apparently you have to hem the hearts. How on earth do you do that - they are small, curved and fiddly! So yes, please, Elizabeth D... a little bit of advice!
I think I'd better finish there before I bore you all. Do let me know if anybody else is going to try this. I'm off to check out White O'Morn and see how she's done!