It was my Grandma's 90th birthday today. So we took a trip along the coast to Bexhill, cushion at the ready.
The 'back' was greeted with enthusiasm, and then so was the 'front'!
I think we can count it as a success, as the immediate concern was where it could be put so that she could see it when in her room - I went and deposited it at the foot of the bed - no missing it there!
We had cake; the kids got over their initial shyness, then politeness, and were their regular selves by the time we left. We said our goodbyes and went for lunch at the De La Warr Pavilion and took a look around the Warhol exhibition. I have 4 year olds who recognise Chairman Mao!
Home to find Judith's Bee block awaiting my attention - thank you J xox - if it stays dry tomorrow, I will get those beauties on the line for all to see.
After tea, we had sparklers in the garden, then a good hour or so lights off, watching all the neighbours' fireworks from the bedroom window; indoors, warm, eye-level and free - great eh!
Whilst the small folk shreaked, ooohed and aaaghed, I basted the Man Quilt on the conservatory floor, so now it is all ready for quilting. I think I have decided on 'how', it needs to be finished rather pronto, but for sure, no FMQ!
In other awaited news, I came 3rd in Pings' Japanese Scrap Bag Challenge, pipped by 3 votes for 2nd place by Eilidh's stocking and the pair of us basically trounced by Ali's Baby Booties (you broody lot!). Congratulations Ali xxx
Thank you so so so much to everyone who voted for me - it was really excellent fun - thanks Sarah and Anna for being a great 'team', and well done to all my fellow competitors - this was such a wonderfully spirited competition and I am proud to have played my part xxx