After a month incarcerated inside our apartment, today the HD3QBEM felt well enough to go out. Where would you like to go? I asked. To buy buttons! Of course. Now why wouldn't I think of that? So off we went to Dave's Emporium where she sat on her Zimmer frame and I counted out buttons. Aren't they pretty? Now the marathon of sewing all these onto the 9 finished garments commences. I can see I will be needed for some if not all of these.
This morning I cut the card for the liner to the needlebook and am really pleased with how that has turned out. I intended to blanket stitch around the flannel pages but decided that pinking shears made a pretty edge with a lot less work for moi! Now all the toys for Sweet Strawberry Sampler Bag are complete. A photo to come later when I put in the final stitches of the corded edging.
The HD3QBEM has been writing up her life story and I have had the pleasurable task of typing it into readable form. We have wallowed in nostalgia for several evenings as we worked on this together. I insist on details that she would happily overlook but mostly we compromise and soon it will be in final form ready to be sent off as promised to Little Brother. She seems to have run out of puff at the moment so this is on hold.
So with chores all done I'm off to read in bed having been to the library to pick up my requested copy of The Girl With the Spiders Web. I don't need to get up at 6am on Sunday mornings so can indulge by going to bed a little later :-)