Well, I've managed to get myself organised for this hunt. I was on the point of saying I'd not be able to take part (my chaotic life....) but about a week ago I made myself think really hard (mostly out of the box), snap some photos and did it all, largely in one day!
So here comes the big reveal!
Mickey (see below) full relaxed on Beloved's legs. It meant Beloved could not get out of
his chair as he dare not disturb Mickey so I had to fetch whatever Beloved needed.
2 Begins with M .....
Back in 1994 ish, this cat adopted us for some hours of each day. He was called Mickey. He was
so happy to be stroked and soon had us at his beck and call. When it rained and he came in wet,
he liked to be dried with his own towel.... Here he is asleep on the quilt on our bed. he
only ever laid on the quilt and if the bed was not made but the quilt was bunched up
at the foot of the bed, he would lay on that, even if it meant a bit of a balancing act!
3 Time for ...... PLANNING MY NEXT QUILT
I made this quilt many years ago, probably about 1993 and it was one of my
early ones. I had not discovered rulers and rotary cutters so all the 3" x 7"
rectangles were cut out using a paper template and scissors.
Move on to this year and I need a quilt for the sofa upstairs; but it is a big sofa
so I can't use the original one. What a shame as I'll have to make another one.
I know how many rectangles to cut out (252 of a mixture of fabrics 252 from the
contrast fabric). Soon it will be the Harrogate Quilting Show and I hope to buy
the contrast fabric there; I'm thinking 'purple'! Below the photo of the quilt
you can see the maths I have done to calculate how much contrast fabric
I will need so that I can cut 252 rectangles but have enough to cut the borders in
one piece! In theory you cut the borders once you've made the quilt but
I've estimated and know I'll need 5 m of fabric that must be 42" wide!
I'll probably buy 5½ m, just to be on the safe side.
My 'tangerine' day lily is splendid!
5 Begins with O ..... ONION SEED HEAD
What a whooper! It measures about 23 cm across and I grew
it in about 2010. I seem to recall it was Allium Christophii
but I could be wrong.
We own several fields and are never tired of seeing hares there.
I hope you can see its whiskers!
My new boots with snazzy laces, sharing my garden with hosta leaves that are more lace than leaves.
We own the bridge that crosses the 'river' up to our house and that of our neighbour. To cut a long
story short, it is being repaired and the company undertaking this work had to built a bridge
over our neighbours wall so the workers can get into the water and then under the
bridge to repair the supporting wall that the floods on Boxing Day 2015 ripped out....
It is not proving to be an easy job.... big sigh!
We were on our way recently to visit Beloved's aged Aunt and we stopped at
a cross roads; as a rule we always stop here but this was the first time I
noticed this set of ancient letters. So out with my camera, a quick snap
and we were on our way again.
10 Own Choice
BORIS IS BACK!! Yes I am shouting as I'm so pleased he is back.
I go and see him most days and thank my lucky stars to be able
to see him. He still lives in a tree in my old garden.
Well that's my offerings for this month.
Now I must go and look at everyone else's photos. Don't forget you can click here to see other people joining in with Hawthorn this month.