Today is a public holiday in New Zealand and I had a long list of 'chores and of pleasurable activities'. However last night we made yet another visit to the Emergency Department and the HDHBEM is tucked up in bed on Ward 65 and I still have my long list of 'chores and pleasurable activities' as well as a slight giddiness due to fatigue. Before hospital visiting hours start this afternoon I am determined to cross items of that list so....
The car is washed
The runner beans have been taken out of the garden and consigned to the organic refuse bag
The laundry is done and pegged on the clothes line
The GARDEN BALL is completed
The cardigan for Kelly has its buttons sewn on (photo of that one later)
Oh yippee. All the chores are done. I can cope with a list of pleasurable activities!
Now for a report. The Twisted Oaks Designs "A Patchwork Garden Pincushion Ball" was a joy to stitch. I love the mathematical twist to the construction, the chart instructions were excellent, the floss was a joy to stitch with and it turned out pretty well. This chart is highly recommended. Sometime designers have wonderful ideas but their instructions lack a certain something. Not this one - it's wonderful. Here's a couple of not so good photographs.