Graham's birthday quilt is finished. A week ahead of schedule, which means that it took me five full-on weeks from start to finish. I've been remarkably modest with photos of it so far (ahem...) so here are a few more.
He loves it. Phew
I've given it to him a week before his birthday, but I'll still take it back off him on Birthday Eve and wrap it up!
I made Baileys Choc Chip Scones this afternoon. Yes, you read that correctly. The recipe is from Ruth Clemens, a finalist in the Great British Bake Off last year, and goodness me, what a recipe! They actually taste like Baileys. So good.
O and I went to see the Royal Ballet's production of Giselle yesterday. It's only on for another couple of weeks, but if you can manage to get tickets then do. It was incredible - so romantic that it actually left me in tears at one point. And I have never seen or heard a standing ovation quite like it at the end.
Now the quilt is finished, I am in a frenzy of excitement about what to make next. Pyjamas for the children are top of my list. And then some shirts for me, some more cushions for the house, and some bits and pieces for my poor neglected Etsy shop.
Maybe I should reverse that order and sort out the poor neglected Etsy shop first?
I have been trying (really very hard) to read some Virginia Woolf. But sadly it's proving unreadable. So I may have to fall back on the Cal Patch book, which finally came through on my reservations at the library, and which is proving well worth the wait.
I came back from the supermarket, and without being asked C unpacked and put away all the shopping, and then made me a cup of tea. I thought back to those seemingly endless toddler years and wished I could go back in time and tell myself that this day of genuinely helpful children would come. I don't think I would have believed myself though.
We're all loving The Human Planet - genuinely some of the best television I've seen in years. I do like a nice bit of quality tele in the evenings.