Had been cracking up at the sewing machine, was working fine for some bits and then other bits it was not. So had spent time unpicking the seams where the bottom thread was all a knotty tangled mess and I lost the plot with the machine. Came back to find a note on it.
Took the new camera for its first proper outing today. Does not have anything like the zoom the last one had but does have higher pixels
Decided to try something different. Made a padded double sided applique cushion as part of Spud's birthday.
DD2 came down for Spud's birthday tomorrow. Ziggy looked so cute in her cot, not very often I share a sleeping baby picture. The pink rabbit in beside her was bought for DD2's first Christmas, 36 years ago, cost a lot of money at the time, but still plays Brahms Lullaby. Looks a bit sadder than it did but is still well loved.
A run to Stirling today as it was put off from last Thursday when the whole area ground to a halt with people stuck on the motorways for more than 5 hrs in the snow.
Today is Spud's first birthday. As per usual I made her birthday cake. Tasted yummy but minimal decoration. Wrote her name on top in marshmallows, did not realise babies and young children are not allowed to eat them as they are a choking hazard. The twins were quite happy to eat them. Quite difficult to get a picture as she did not want to be in her chair. Minky blew out her candle for her.
Went to a hobbycraft show in Glasgow today. It covered all sorts from card making, to pinning, bead work, knitting, cross stitch, as well as a lot of beautiful quilts on display. Got some hints and tips and ideas from the day. Did not spend much but having won the tickets it seemed a shame not to go.Actually won two lots but posted the others to a fellow local comper who wanted to go.
The car parking was difficult to find, just a multi storey now all the open air car parks are closed off. But have to say it looks amazing. You cross a walkway over the road to get to the main building and they run open buggies that carry six people backwards and forwards.
Have had a few people ask me about the applique picture I made for Spud, and wanting one. So with that in mind I bought a few stencils at the show and am going to be taking orders and selling them on behalf of our local cash for kids charity. I signed up to be one of 500 people raising £100 for them before the end of the year. Here is an owl I have cut out. This was an experiment to see how I could keep the pieces held in place while I sew them, Tried blobs of glue on this but they are visible so that rules this out, next one I will try small pieces of wonderweb.