We spent the entire day at the girls' school on Thursday - it was Grandparents Day. We started with a visit to the classrooms, saw the student's work, did some mental arithmetic and then a quiz. This year was a bit easier on us. With our eldest grand daughter at High School, we only had to visit with 2 girls, so we split up and after half an hour, we swapped. It worked well.
Then it was time for some morning tea in the sunshine, after which we were treated to a performance of the school musical. The production was terrific, as usual, with 300 students in the show. This year was a bit different because they had all the Junior School on stage, and those from the High School who wanted to perform auditioned for some of the parts. Miss 11 had a major part, and Miss 8 was in the Junior Choir as well as in the class act.
This week I managed to get the 8 Road to Oklahoma blocks done for the RSC.
I surprised myself. Initially I thought that most of my yellows were pale lemony ones, but when I actually sorted them, I had everything form earthy yellows, through gold, an on to lemon. There was even a variation of brights and soft yellows. So I have grouped the different shades before I made my blocks. Much better than I thought this would be.
And then I made a scrappy 25-patch.
Today I made 2 Jacob's Ladder blocks in between going to have afternoon tea with the family.
So that is my quota of yellow blocks made for this month's challenge. The link to the RSC at Soscrappy is here.
Friday afternoon I finished repairing this quilt.
It was a donation to Stitching Hearts some weeks back, but when we went to pin it for quilting, we realised that the borders were so tightly eased that there were gathers all alone each side. I brought it home to fix. You can see the rippling and unevenness in the photo.
The outer border was 6" in width. I took if all off, cut the width in half which gave me twice the length of it, and inserted the light blue & white stripe to make up the 6" width. Now it sits flat.
So that is it for now.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.