Well, I gave in to instinct and as I’m a huge believer in going with initial thoughts I should have done it much sooner. The felt panel is in the scrap bin.
Wondering what I could do instead I dug out some of the templates from the My Tweets, which is now 8 years old and still not quilted!, and put together this appliqué panel.
It fills the criteria of being floral and I hope they will be happy with it as I’m not doing anything more!
I’ve finished another 16 of the Jelly Tot squares so started another centre colour, 3 more to go after that. I also started a bit of the Linen drape jacket. I find cotton a strange thing to work with, splitty but nice hand to it.
I am becoming so frustrated with this weather as I can’t put the moth trap out! This week last year was our first outing with it and we had so many moths including loads of Hawkmoths. This year has been so slow, it’s not just me, the moth groups are all commenting. I’m glad we have the now not so little Emperor moth larvae to watch! They have just gone into their 4th instar and are about 3.5cm.
The oak trees on our dog walk have been absolutely covered in galls this year. I’ve always been tempted to see if I could make ink but I’m a little lazy about it and have actually bought some. Probably the better option this time as they now seem to be rotting off in all this wet. Maybe one year, just for the hell of it.
We had a Crafty Cuppa at the pub this afternoon too. Mal and Tracy are on holiday at the moment so it was just Pauline and I but we had a lovely lunch and natter together. Pauline was so excited we started her off again last month, she managed to complete the rabbit body in between living a very busy life! The head is well under way.
I’m off to London tomorrow with Elsa for a mosey around. Not sure what I’ll go and see while she is busy but I have never done the National Gallery so perhaps there. At least it’s inside and they have a good cafe!