Thursday, 15 October 2009

A Blustery Day

The wind has turned round to the north and is howling round the house.

I hope this is not a foretaste of what is to come over the next 3 or 4 months.  Brrrr.

Yesterday I got the winter duvets out from storage and put the summer ones away.  We lit the wood burner last evening.  I do like the first fire of autumn/winter, but after temperatures in the middle 20's over the last few weeks, the sudden change is a bit of a shock to the system!

Still no rain though.  Everything is looking parched and brown.  The farmers have already started feeding this winter's hay to the cattle as there isn't any grass.  We have been on water rationing for months now.

Now is the time to pull the UFO's out of storage and start on some serious catching up, apart from the fact that the light bulb blew in the sewing machine the other day and now I can't see properly, but I did manage to get the borders on Halloween Houses before it blew.  It was my fault.  The earth wire in the iron was dodgy and when I plugged it into the mains the trip went.  Not once, but twice!  30 minutes wasted tracking down a new plug and rewiring the dratted thing.  Sigh!

Ok.  So Halloween Houses is ready for basting and then quilting.  I'm looking forward to the quilting part - lots of fun things to add like skeletons, cobwebs and spooky words.

Remember this?

Blackcurrant Fool

Well, it's been tied and I'm putting the binding on.  Hoping to get it finished this week as I want to start on the next one in the series, Blueberry Fool.

The process has started.

I'm also thinking Redcurrant Fool, Gooseberry Fool and Lemon Curd, but we shall see.  Got a few quilts to finish first!

A bientôt.


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wheee, you're making so much progress! love the Fool, so happy to see it's a series. thank you so much for the giftie!

True Blue Nana said...

You could do a whole series of Fool quilts. I have always loved that quilt. Stay warm!

jovaliquilts said...

Sounds like there will be lots of fools at your house! ;) And they'll be in good company, because this is a really good one.

anne bebbington said...

Mmmmmmm mouthwatering!

Sharon said...

Love your Blackcurrent Fool - can't wait to see it finished. And Blueberry Fool looks good already! What fun - a series!!

Magpie Sue said...

What a great series you have planned ;- ) I'll be watching to see which one gets to be the "big one!"