Friday, 28 May 2010

an adventure north of the border and other things

can't believe that its almost a week since i returned from the loch lomond show, where does the time go and whatever have i been doing all week? it was a very long journey north of the border 1020 miles in all but i had a really good time and met up with some great people. i stopped off at lytham on the way to visit my cousin glynis and met up with christopher and ashleigh and was able to visit the wedding venue for september - all very lovely. i thought lytham was in the north but it is still quite a long way south of glasgow! my flying visit to dumbarton and loch lomond was very productive, i saw lots of lovely quilts - especially those of six structured, christine porter's tiles quilts (not at all like mine) linzi upton's yurt (amazing) and the lovely work of anne tuck and hanne asbey. sadly i didn't get around all the venues but i take my hat off to the organisers for pulling the show off each year. well done ruth, isabel and patricia - i hope patricia is well again now. the return journey was via lytham and then dronfield to visit auntie doreen in respite care - what a hot day that was to be in the car all day.
since getting home i seem to have been in a panic about the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses so i have been working on them all week - i do hope they are going to look alright on the day. wedding dress just about done now but 2 bridesmaids dresses still to do and time running away - help!!!!!!!!!!! i have given up on making my outfits and have passed the fabric on to angel to make up for me - quite a relief .

news on the building front - we have now done a bit of a redesign of the house so we don't have to divert the sewage pipe, it seemed silly throwing a large amount of cash down a hole, rather sad to have to change the house but sometimes you just have to compromise. we have told the builder to make a start so he should be here next week and says its a 26 week job - will we be in for christmas? probably far too optomistic. this weekend instead of usual bank holiday jaunts we will be dismantling the old wall and taking down the front wall and hedge to make a gap for the drive to go through - watch this space. anyway it will take my mind off thinking about the boys in devon for alex's stag weekend - will everyone please look out for a group of 'super heroes' on the devon beaches. christopher is going dressed as bat woman!

so now its back to the bridesmaids dresses.

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