Saturday, September 09, 2006
And here we have ... a bigger blue top, now measuring about 52 inches by 69 without borders. I made so many extra blocks to get it bigger that I have enough left to make a bonus smaller quilt too.
I am going to have a dark blue thin inner border and a lighter and wider outer one. I have enough of a dark blue for the outer one but not enough of any lighter blue for the outer border so I will have to wait for it to come as I've ordered it by post.
I also finished reading 'Covered Wagon Women' which I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. I think that maybe I'm too used to reading fiction, where there is a beginning, middle and end, rather than snatches of lives, but it did bring home how very hard the women's lives were. Many of the women recorded the deaths of their children in their journals and it is heartbreaking to think of the pain behind those few sentences.
This morning I popped into a charity shop and bought a brand new, unused plaid shirt for £1 (about 50 cents I think). I had to go shopping because we had run out of fruit. There were major complaints last night from DS, who likes any kind of fresh fruit above all other foods and snacks on it right through the day. Give him a choice between a chocolate bar and fruit, and he would take the fruit every time. I would love to take the credit for this, and say, "Yes, it's all down to my wonderful parenting skills and encouraging a healthy diet". But I fear it may be a quirk of nature, as his sister will eat no fruit whatsoever unless it has been turned into juice.