I had a wonderful birthday! After leaving Ben at his favourite kennels, I hopped on the train to Bristol to spend the weekend being spoiled by all my family. I was taken out for lunch (twice!), went shopping and saw the Hobbit – in a VIP seat with chocolate fudge icecream! I really enjoyed the Hobbit, and was pleased we opted for the 3D version. Rosie and I were a little concerned that some viewers had reported experiencing motion sickness, but luckily this didn’t happen to either of us.
Then on Sunday came my official birthday lunch – here I am being serenaded by some very handsome and charming Italian waiters. It was great fun!
But today I have come down to earth with a (literal!) bump! Having been away all weekend I thought I’d better catch up with emails, so whilst lying in bed lifted up my iPad to view my in-box – and promptly dropped it on my face! Ouch, ouch and double ouch! (I now have a nasty cut on my lip and a bruise on my cheek.) Still in some discomfort, I felt sure that a lovely cup of coffee would help me feel better, but when I flipped the landing light switch, the bulb blew and fused all the lights. Having restored power and switched the lights back on I simply cannot understand how, when filling the kettle, I managed to knock a china bowl off the drainer and onto the slate kitchen floor where of course it smashed into smithereens! Clearly being a year older has affected my co-ordination – and not for the better! So I am going to stay away from anything fragile for the rest of the day! But as my teacups applique panel for next month’s magazine is not breakable, I felt confident that I would be able to photograph it without mishap – and here it is …..
A great project for using up scraps of fabric – and also for the less experienced in this technique as the stitching is all quite straightforward. Hope you like it!