Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Placemats & stuff
Today I didn't expect to get any work done, because I thought I'd be going to a Longarmer UK meeting - unfortunately, Olivia wasn't very well (sore throat and fever type of not-very-well, not the throwing up type, which is good), so she didn't go to school, so I didn't go to the LAUK meeting. Which is a shame. Though it did mean that I did a couple of placemats - I made up 8 or so of these from scrap pairs which I've been using as enders and leaders - I thought I'd practice some of the 72 ways not to stipple or meander from the new Dijanne Cevaal book I got - the placemat on left is actually from the other day and has a leaf type meander, the one on the right has a "paisley" design - wavy lines, with straight lines and dots down the middle. It was fun, though I need to practice making my wavy lines more symmetrical. I'm going to try out some of the other designs on the other mats, and then end up with a set of placemats either for myself or a gift - we won't talk about how much more binding this will all mean!
I did take a moment during the day to pop out with Olivia (who perked up a bit at midday before going downhill again) and go to the chemist for more Calpol and throat lozenges, pop into my local haberdashery for much needed plain black cotton and more pelmet vilene (ok, and a few other goodies, too, of course), and a quick foray into McDonald's for a milkshake to ease the sore throat.
I also got a good chunk of binding done on the autumn strings quilt - some last night, and more this afternoon while watching Chicken Run with Olivia - contrary to what some may think, I don't normally spend my time during the day sitting with my feet up watching telly!