Okay, it's rained a lot since the New Year. Our little family have left,Andy has been poorly but really all was well in Chalky Land. That is until yesterday afternoon. How often do you wish you could just press the pause button and rewind. I am wishing that right now.
Why don't I walk up the stairs sedately? Why do I have to gallop about like a demented Bambi? Why am I so clumsy?
I galloped up yesterday stubbed my toe on the top step so hard it actually bent under my foot and the air was blue. You know when you swear so loudly and repeatedly if you could stop you would be shocked that you knew such expletives. I rarely swear and even if I do it's always mild. But, not yesterday.
Well I went for a gorgeous meal with our daughter and when her Springy Springer Spaniel jumped straight on it I nearly started the crash course in bad language all over again. But, you can't in front of your daughter can you?
So, I believe I have a broken big toe. " Oh gosh,fiddledee dee"
I have googled a broken toe. Got all the information. It's now strapped to its sister and I have to sit with my foot up as much as possible.
So, why when I would normally like to sit down with my feet up as much as possible is it frustrating when you have to. But every cloud has to have a silver lining. So Monster love is going to keep me going. Just as well I did not break my finger!
I have been studying the quilt picture. The beginning of the idea. Some of the blocks have a fluffy texture but I am worried that some of that fake fur material can become quite manky if it gets wet. Well who knows maybe this quilt may have some dribbles on it. Maybe some tears. Maybe some spilt juice.
Who knows what is going to get spilt on it. Hopefully I am going to have it finished while William is still in his second year and according to statistics he may live to 102.
Certainly if he is anything like his Daddy and Aunties and it adorns a teenagers bed it will have a fair amount of sprinklings of cereal and milk.
So I definitely want to steer clear of manky.
I dream of it being pulled around after him making a cosy little place in his world whenever he needs it.
So, I searched deep in my stash boxes and there at the bottom were some pieces of the softest fleece.
Just perfect. So I set to work with a slightly bigger blanket stitch to make the first two fleecy monsters in my next set.
Meet Ned and Jed. I am going to run out of these *ed names so soon. Only 1 more in this set to go.
They are like a giant number one. I am not thinking ahead as the idea of joining all these blocks leaves me a little shaky but I suppose I can always swear loudly about it or just pay someone else to do it. I think actually, that my lovely followers will " hold my hand" in a virtual way and I will be amazed when I get there.