Since I last posted we have been keeping busy. We are currently decorating our bedroom. This was planned for this week and just prior to lock down I went shopping for curtain material. There are two windows in our bedroom but they are single sash size so single width of fabric for each curtain is fine. The curtains for the one window are all finished and I just have the hem to do on the second pair. The room is coming together well and the painting is almost finished. This is my curtain fabric. The colour is slightly different in person than in the photo.
Over Easter we found some jigsaw puzzles up in our loft and John and I had fun making one of them. We weren't sure if all the pieces were there and once we had completed it we found that 4 pieces were missing.
We also made up this 1000 piece puzzle. So many of the pieces looked the same with green leaves.
I've been working on the hexi bag over the week Today i had completed all the pieces and needed to set them out before stitching them together. I lay them out on the ironing board so I could try and get a good mix of the fabrics. This first piece is for the back and flap.
and this piece will be the front.
Next I covered them with freezer paper and ironed it using a hot iron. Now all the pieces will stay in the arrangement I've made whilst I stitch them together. I shall be starting that job this evening.
The pieces are joined using whip stitch. I also decided I wanted to use up the double knitting yarn I had left having finished Alex's scarf. So I found my crochet hooks and tried out some granny squares. This design makes a denser square than the usual stitch. I think I like this design and will use up the scraps. Not sure how many squares I'll make but the idea is to use up all my double knitting yarn.
In amongst all this puzzling, stitching, curtain making, decorating and crocheting we celebrated a couple of birthdays. Both my daughters had birthdays this week. Lucy currently lives with us and so last night we had a birthday dinner. We all got dressed up and enjoyed a delicious curry. Afterwards we had birthday cake that involved far too much chocolate. A hole made in the middle of the cake was filled with smarties.It was very good and not surprisingly,considering the amount of chocolate, there is still some cake left.
After dinner we played Smart Ass which was fun. Our older daughter lives with her partner and they celebrated her birthday by having a virtual birthday party with friends over the internet. Using the internet to socialise is different but keeps you in contact with friends and family. On Wednesday we went to the pub and took part in a pub quiz, all on the internet. John and I didn't win the quiz but enjoyed doing it.
Tomorrow i'm back to work after my two week holiday. Even though I am working from home I have that 'I don't want to go back to work feeling'. As I haven't got to travel anywhere I can at least et up a bit later than usual.
I hope you are all looking after yourselves in these strange times. Stay safe.
I'm linking this post with Kathy for her Slow Sunday Stitching