Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How did it get to June already?

My goodness - it's been a while - and now its June! Is it just me, or did the last month seem to whiz by just a little too quickly. Nearly half way through the year already - before you know it they will be doing that countdown thingie for Christmas! Which is not so bad, really, 'cos I like Christmas, but I'd also like the year to slow down a little.

We had a good frost yesterday morning - the first real white crunchy one, with tricky little icy patches on the pavement, as I discovered while out on my morning walk! Going down High Street was ''interesting'' to say the least, but not nearly so much "fun" as going up some of the steps along my walking route. I really really hope that no one was looking as once or twice I must have looked like a right wally - doing an ice dance and all the while trying to stop from going down on my backside - that would have been too embarrassing! Trouble was, by the time I figured out that I probably should not have been out walking, I was past the half way point and I decided it was possibly a safer bet to keep going. I think yesterday's walk (skate) definitely qualifies as another one of those times that I just didn't think it through to the end - should have stayed home, had another cuppa and read the paper for a little longer!!!

I've finished just one more block of Jane Austen - the words for the second strip...which do make me smile...
... and the next block of Down in the Garden.
Had a gorgeous delivery of fabric last week (or maybe it was the week before - what with the way the month has flown) and I had to have a play. So ... I made a bag!!
And I've also been busy with samples for the Christmas Retreat - so these little guys happened...

... and you can read more about that on the other blog :))

I need to go and pile some more wood on the fire - it's nice and cosy in here - the perfect stitching place to be. Keep warm and happy stitching.



clare's craftroom said...

When you weren't skating you were so busy ! I just love that bag you really chose the best colours/fabric for that !

By Hoki Quilts said...

Jen, I'm so sorry but I did have just a wee giggle at your description of the ice walk. Hey girl your new arrivals a great, but my latest from you is gorjus!

Simone de Klerk said...

You, my dear friend, have been very busy over the last few weeks. I just love the projects you are working on! Lovely bags, lovely stitcheries.
We are finally having some warm and sunny weather!!! Glad the cold is mostly gone at the moment. So no frost for us ;o)

Karen said...

I like the stitchery about the man of good fortune. Oh, how true!

Jo said...

I love the fabrics you have chosen for your down in the garden quilt the colours are beautiful

Ali Honey said...

I really like the bag witt the little owls that you made. Very attractive and usueful.