I know, it was Monday, but things have been hectic here what with the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway, and Give Me Liberty link ups, but today I have a couple of random happenings for you.
Pretty unexpected really, for a Bank Holiday Monday, it was sunny!
So bright and relatively early we headed out to the village Boot Fair. It's only a tiny one in the Library car park held on Bank Holidays, mostly old toys and tomato plants, but worthy of a pootle if the weather is fine.
Some Jacqueline Wilson books, a skipping rope and a bag of marbles later, we got to the Rotary Club trailer of old curtains and wot-not and to my utter surprise, lying there were some pillow cases, and, what turned out to be, a homemade duvet cover which were scooped up and mine quicker than you could say 'bargain'! I have never managed any such finds in the past, ever.
So where's the random? Well having made my Siblings Together top on Sunday, I had thrown my backing dilemma out to Instagram-land. In the dark days of winter, I had pulled the IKEA house print, it had looked great; in the warmer light of the May Bank Holiday, it looked too heavy. Feedback was kind, but the consensus was 'no'!
I already showed you a glimpse yesterday, but how damn perfect was this...
Sooooooo happy, and the quilt is now going round in the tumble dryer; let's hope the rain stops tomorrow so I can get you some scenic shots.
The second random; well, last summer one of the girls taught herself to ride a bike in the garden, much to big brother's disgust and proclamations that he couldn't do it, it wasn't fair etc etc, all winter.
So, after lunch on Monday we took the bikes to the park, and by the time we left, a couple of hours later, all three were speeding about!
We didn't exactly teach them, (more, gave a shove, let go and shouted 'just keep peddling!'), but it worked.
Hmmm.. I wonder if I tried to FMQ again I would just be able to do it!!? If only everything was as simple as riding a bike!
Linking with the Random People gathering at Cindy's. xxx