It has been fun doing this challenge and have signed up to do it next year too,. Helen wants one done in various pink fabrics with stitching in pinks and greys, tried to dye some thread the other day but it did not work so will have to try and try again till I get it right. I use silk paint and just trickle it on but when I put the grey on and them wanted to have pink in the same piece it turned it all a purple shade.
I quite like the dark green binding, was going to use an orange spotted one but had a change of heart.
The colours are not looking true on this photo, they are a bit louder than they look, think is is probably better on the photo than in real life. Not sure if I will hang it anywhere, will need to take something down and as it is my first finished patchwork it might look a bit odd in the living room with all the hardanger pictures I have done, maybe I will make some of the pictures into cushions as they are about the right size but I am already overwhelmed with cushions, will give it all some thought .
We had our Christmas meal yesterday due to Helen`s shift work, it went well, Helen went and collected Catherine and Sal, having dropped off Alfie the cat (who enjoyed more than his fair share of turkey) on her way over so he could share the day with us. I had bought a turkey crown which they seemed to enjoy, lots of hard work but over for another year. I always make a pineapple cream pudding which Mum always made and have a little to enjoy today but to be honest I still feel rather full! The girls departed at 6pm and it was not long before I was tucked up in bed .
Maybe one of the girls will offer to do the meal next year, I can live in hope! Well lets face it they are old enough, 41 and 37 and Sal is 15