Mr Hare on Pont Y Dar
At the top of Corn Ddu
Brecon in the distance
Last weekend I also planted my Paperwhite Ziva's. Last year I planted them at the beginning of November, but they flowered well before Christmas, so this year I thought I'd leave it until a bit later.I've never had any success in keeping them for the next year. The two pots are now in the cellar for a few weeks for the roots to develop before I bring them into the house.
Here are last years bulbs looking very spindly.
This week it was raining too much to go for a walk, so instead I've been doing some sewing. I made a bag as a Christmas present for Jane. It was a real b****. I made every mistake in the book. Firstly my sewing machine is playing up big time. The tension is all to pot and the needle sort of clicks. So not the best time to make a quilt as you go bag
Then I sewed the top edging on and the inner zip and held the bag up. It was not hanging properly and then I noticed that I had sewn the whole thing on but twisted round by about an inch. So I had to take it all down and start again
I used Ayumi's lunchbag tutorial but made it bigger. I also replaced the drawstring top with a zipped closing.
I also made some Japanese + and x blocks for Sue, as she had made some for me.
I also made some blocks for Jo who is making a quilt for her aunt as her uncle is terminally ill.
I also sent off my parcel for the scrappy swap but haven't received mine in the post yet. I've really enjoyed doing this one but found it difficult to respond favourably to all the posts on Flickr because some of the items have not been to my taste at all. I've used the strategy of only responding to those I've liked and not saying anything if I don't like them.