... and as the wood opens out into a tarn, another opportunity for a swimming lesson for Rosie, and yes she can swim .... even if it was straight to the shore.
The jubillee celebrations weren't the most successful. The weather here wasn't good and although we went to a tea-time picnic we couldn't actually find it!! Possibly too cold! So we ended up with an indoor picnic. Rosie thought this would be a good idea as she wasn't allowed to the other picnics. It's sucIh a shame for those who spend ages in preparation, but I'm sure there were many happy moments despite the rain.
I had finished my picnic quilt just in time. I did a very simple in the ditch quilting as I just wasn't confident that I could get diagonal lines accurate enough.
Finished the corkscrew scarf which is a nice easy, enjoyable knit in a couple of days (not keen on the aging neck in this photo though!).
It's not really big enough to be a scarf but I think it does add a nice decorative touch. I might knit another a bit shorter and wider.
This is half of the peplum at the back. The wool is lovely to knit with (Rowan wool cotton DK).
I've been enjoying reading lots of blogs where the crafter has been making blocks from the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt and wondered whether it was something I might enjoy.
The blocks look so different with the different choices of fabric. I don't actually like the dark colour scheme in the book, too heavy, but I've seen some lovely ones on the web. When I made my first quilt I had thought quilting probably wasn't for me as it is too precise and I'm just not careful enough. So don't ask me why I thought I would try making some proper blocks! Anyway I bought the book, picked my first block and using some of my new Moda Papilon material here is my first go.
I'll finish with a bit of scarlet loveliness from the garden