The oak trees are still in leaf, although the leaves are golden coloured, and for the first time in about 6 months the grass is green (and needs mowing!). It doesn't feel at all like 1st December.
The UK trip was a bit of a whirlwind. Lots to do and not enough time to do it in.
Mother loves her quilt. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get a photo of her with it. Her 80th birthday party was a huge success. Afternoon tea for a select few (50!) in the local village hall. Lots of tea, sandwiches and cake, with a few glasses of Cava to round the afternoon off.
The centrepiece (apart from Mum) was the most amazing birthday cake with accompanying cup cakes.
Mum adores Creature Comforts, the cartoons made by the same person who makes Wallace & Gromit. Us sisters like The Old Bats being asked about speed cameras.
"Cucumbers" has become part of the family vocab!
Mum, however, prefers Shaun the Sheep.
So my lovely little sis arranged for a friend of a friend to make the cake and cup cakes along the lines of Nick Park.
This is the cake. The house is home in Kent and sitting/lying on the lawn from left to right are The Young One, with Tolly the spaniel, and my nieces Estella and Isabelle, oh and the chickens. Isn't it brilliant!
And here are 2 of the 40 cup cakes.
All in all a great day!
Right, on to the subject title. It is definitely a Phew!
|All That Jazz|
I've decided to call it "All That Jazz" because there are some musical notes fabrics in there somewhere and, of course, the cat jazz band. It covers our queen size bed with more to spare so goodness only knows how I'm going to baste and quilt it, but I'm not even going to think about that at the moment. Thanks again to Tonya for the inspiration.
I've now got to run up a name banner for The Young One's best friend's birthday in a few weeks. Bright green background and black and white letters. Mmmmm interesting!