Michael is on the left, Harry on the right, fresh, clean and shiny straight out of the bath in their matching jim-jams. Those were the days when I could wear horizontal stripes!!
Michael and I are off for a gay day in York today to get him a birthday present but I wanted to make him something as a keepsake. Ben (my eldest) didn't want any crochet in his house, thank you very much but I think Michael will appreciate my efforts and I am sure he will put this to good use as a picnic blanket.
I couldn't get it finished in time for the big day but they are off to Scotland with their Dad tomorrow so that should give me plenty of time to get it done
I used old jeans, some old shirts - two of which Ben and Michael wore when they were very, very little boys, some liberty fabric that Michael mentioned liking and some bits of crochet and knitting - lots of different textures but a mainly blue and white theme. I used the red to cheer it up a bit. I was a bit worried about tackling this many different weights and textures on my machine and had a few hairy moments with the the bobbin - don't you just hate it when the machine gives that little hiccup as you start to sew which invariably means it's about to cotter up and get your knickers in a knot? After much cursing and re-threading it was purring away quite happily - not sewing anything but purring away! Thank goodness it has a self threading needle thingy otherwise it might have been heading out the window!
Now get thee to the kitchen to run the dishwasher for the third time and wash up all those champagne flutes!
and I'm sorry but I didn't get chance to go shopping for Winter woollies and it's still raining (typical - just pegged out a whole lines of clothes!!)