It feels a bit cold but I can't be bothered to look out right now. I have the holiday-idleness! Just checked iPod which tells me it is minus 1 so I guess it is cold and frosty.
Yesterday was gorgeous. Wall to wall sunshine and warm enough not to need to wear a coat for the brief time I was outside.
Lunch with N was great. We went to the Hare and I had a mini burger (taller than it was across and most delicious) with some coleslaw and a few chips. Just the right amount. I followed it up with one scoop of caramel ice cream and felt very satisfied indeed. We talked and talked and talked about all sorts of things.
I played with the new toy again, of course. I made the first skirt, a very easy pattern with just four pieces and an elasticated waist. I can't wear it yet as it's very thin cotton, but it will be great for the summer. I also stitched together some squares to make a little quilt for a friend who has just had a baby girl. Now I HAVE to learn how to quilt, don't I? I can't go any further with that until I have the backing fabric and some wadding - oh, and it appears you can get 'invisible' thread so I must look out for that too. I think I feel another Hobbycraft visit coming on. I wonder if Beth would fancy coming with me today.
The sewing machine came with just four bobbins. Now, I know from past experience that four is nowhere near enough, especially if you are like me and have several projects on the go at once. I Googled, found a shop and looked. It was most confusing as there seem to be so many bobbins of different kinds around. Again, from past experience, I know that Husqvarna does not use the conventional sized bobbins so I emailed to ask. Very quickly an answer popped through, excellent service I thought, and I have now ordered 20 bobbins which should keep us going for years to come!
I took a few photos of the owl fabric. Apologies for the angle but when I tried to take it straight down I cast a shadow!
Each owl is about 2.5 cms high. Very cute!
It's getting light now (before seven - Spring must be on her way) and I can see that, yes, there is a frost! I think I need a coffee to warm me up!