finishing off “Quaker in blue”

With my daughter in the UK for the week, the house has been wonderfully calm all day . . . dog snorring on the couch, budgies chirping in their cage, and Rio having a quiet mutter to himself from time to time. I took myself off up into my creative space, to do a little sewing.  Mmmm loads of projects that needed finishing off, but I decided to do one of my most recent projects first: my “Quaker in Blue”. I had bought some lovely cut offs in December, with no idea at the time what I would be using them for . . . but one of them called out to me, and I set to work on a cushion cover.  Yes, I know, my sewing skills are fairly limited, and there’s nothing very challenging in a cushion cover lol BUT I find it a very practical way of finishing off a piece of cross stitch to be able to have it on display without having to take up more wall space.

Anyway, without further ado, here it is

The fabric is really lovely and velvety, very soft to the touch – I also like the way it goes from blue to dark blue to turquoise ^^

quiet week ahead (for me, at least)

It’s going to feel really strange at home this week. My daughter left on a 5 day school trip last night which means that there will just be myself and DH at home, but since he’s at work all day, I will have the house to myself and not have to worry about preparing lunch, keeping an eye on the clock, being attentive to teenage problems etc.  In a way it’s going to be a taster of life to come, for when Lindashee leaves home and goes to Art college in September . . . I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to it or not.

Lindashee is in the UK until Saturday  ^^

They left last night around 9pm, travelling by coach and Eurotunnel, overnight, and heading up to Chester. A very busy schedule ahead over the next few days and I feel exhausted just thinking about it.  Today they should be arriving in Chester around 9am, and visiting places of interest ALL day before piling back in the coach and driving to Llandudno (North Wales) where they’ll be staying with host families.

On Wednesday it’s a day-trip to Liverpool, to visit the docks, football stadium and The Beatles’ Museum and back to Llandudno in the evening. Thursday – a longer drive to Manchester for more visits and another football stadium although those that prefer will be allowed to go shopping lol before heading back to host familes for third night.  Then on Friday, up early to drive down to Coventry (which Lindashee already knows vaguely since our eldest son studied there) for more visits all day and in the evening, back down towards London, the M25 and direction Folkestone for the overnight trip back to France. Supposedly arriving home around 7am on Saturday morning . . . I suspect everyone will be dead on their feet ^^