Saturday, 6 April 2013

It's been very cold but spring is in the air.

I have been quilting this since last Thursday whilst trying to make friends with my new machine. In lots of ways it is wonderful but I am having trouble with it lifting it's foot out of the work when I turn it back on again... there must be some way round this, I just haven't discovered it yet.
A short break after having the kitchen installed and loaded and I have had the kitchen, dining, sitting room painted. DH and Andy the painter weren't sure when I said I wanted the dining area red but they both love it now. It's a Farrow and Ball paint, Raddichio. I love how matt these paints are.
The 'enjoy' sign will have to be repainted and toned down, perhaps to a dark grey.
 I made a couple of cakes today, coffee and walnut and banana bread.
The sun shone and the temperature rose to a normal spring day. It felt positively tropical after the snow we've had. There is still a tiny bit left on the north side of the fence.
I went for a little walk with Frank and saw the Gloucester Old Spot pigs through the hedge, they weren't much larger than Frank.

I found a photo of this huge icicle hanging from the house in the earlier snow. I am glad I didn't know about it when I had gone to put stuff in the bins on this pathway...


  1. Try using your knee lift to raise your foot.

  2. You've been busy and can't wait to see what you have on the machine.
    Your kitchen is looking amazing, you must be thrilled to have it finished.

  3. Lovely to see many of your quilts 'en bloc' at Malvern.

    Your work is astounding, Sally.

    Kind regards,