Thursday, 18 October 2012
It's been a busy week this week with barely any time for baking or stitching! I've had my own version of heaven and hell - heaven in the shape of a horse riding lesson and hell in the shape a date mix up for Scout Camp, leading to all manner of rearranged plans. The plans are now all in place so.....lets talk about the riding! I was given a very special present by a very special friend so spent Wednesday morning at a very posh dressage centre having my first riding lesson in fifteen years. My thighs are certainly paying the price for it today! It was the most fun I've had in ages, despite the fact that I'd forgotten just how exhausting it can be. I'm still smiling. It was fabulous. I'll be going on about it for weeks.....
The heaven and hell reference above gives me a nice link into offering congratulations to John Whaite who was crowned champion on the Great British Bake Off - a well deserved winner in my book. What he lacked in confidence he made up for in technique and general all round nice-person-ness. I'd also like to congratulate him on achieving a first in his Law Degree which is also no mean feat, I can tell you!
And finally, the picture above is of the cushion I finished on Monday using the sewing machine and those beautiful Tilda patches I received last week. I can see a couple of imperfections that need to be worked on but overall I'm really please with it. I intend to make at least one more with the same fabrics - with any luck I'll have some time this weekend to do some preparation.
Phew! That seemed to be a lot to catch up on. Due to Scout Camp this weekend (and Party Planning, but that's another story) I'll not be back till Monday. Happy weekend!