Jamie, who lives and works as an engineer in Vancouver BC, came over for a few days to see the family in the Highlands and Edinburgh.
He is a gorgeous gentle giant - much loved. Wonderful to see him - sad to see him go - but he loves the weather and outdoor life over there. He learned to ski - sail - climb mountains as a youngster living in the Highlands, but work is scarce around the Cairngorms so the children have to go further afield to pursue their careers. Jamie obtained a First in Engineering at Aberdeen University which was a proud moment for his mother and father - Joanna and my son Tom.
This is the latest UFO - under the Juki - ready to be quilted . . . .
I can't actually remember when I made this quilt - lost in the mists of time . .
must be well over 20 years . . . if you look closely you will see how time has faded the black floral fabric. This quilt was used as a sample for pineapple workshops I taught at various venues in the northwest.
At last - another UFO finished. This scrap - cuddle - quilt was started 20+ years ago. I used 'soft and bright' wadding which caused lots of fluff in my machine - and backed the quilt with thick curtain fabric for warmth - or so I thought. It merely added weight and stiffness to the quilt.
The quilt is presently in the washing machine - with lots of softener which I hope will do just that - soften it! At least it's one less UFO on the pile. I'm finishing off these smaller UFO's whilst I ponder over the quilting design for the Love Quilt.
Heard some squawking in the garden - went into garden just in time to see the sparrow hawk catch another sparrow. I disturbed him (assuming it was a him) at which point he flew off with the little sparrow in his claws.
It's upsetting but, as the birdseed man in the market said, the sparrow hawk also has to eat . . . .
In other words - it's nature - tooth and claw . . .
Am primitive cook.
Enjoy quilting/appliqué but seeking to break out of my comfort zone - starting with feathers aka Patsy Thompson..
Like gardening, studying birds, drawing.
Relaxing and pottering about are high on my agenda.
Love music, play the ukulele and sing my heart out with local choirs.