I have finally been able to just sew, which I have sorely missed over the past five months of being between houses. When I unpacked, I found all sorts of boxes of projects in various stages of unfinished-ness. I could never start something and see it through to the finish, without starting other things in between, so I have something of a collection of ‘works in progress’. Rather than do a stocktake of all the UFOs and depress myself with a list, I just took the first box I opened, and went from there. It happened to contain a whole pile of half square triangles in greens and florals. I remember deciding to use them up when Margaret Rolfe’s book came out. It must have been sitting there for at least 7 or more years. I distinctly remember that the green squares were cut from a pack of 7 inch charm squares – I did wonder why I had all these three and a half inch half square triangles, as they make up to 2 and 5/8th inch finished squares! Anyway, I sat and sewed them all together and now I have a quilt top which has one border on, and the outer border is cut, just waiting to be attached.
Karl went fishing the other day and came back in no time with three salmon. We gave the red flesh to the dogs – who love fish – and turned the white flesh into fishcakes with chilli sauce for us. OK, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to have it again.