we had a little Love Actually moment in Reiss as the very nice young man lovingly wrapped a t-shirt in tissue, drawers were opened and stickers brandished with a flourish, a bag produced with apologies for it being the old design, more stickers adorned the bag and then the receipt also got the treatment (no lavender though) - Michael and I were both thinking the same thing "tis but the work of a moment" - oh, the joys of such little shared moments ....
all that for a sale t-shirt!
We went for a very nice lunch and headed home happy and content with our little foray.
Whilst Michael was sleeping I managed to finish the quilt - my tennis elbows were protesting pointedly by the end of the machine quilting (and one broken needle) session later. The wadding was very thick and the backing was a brushed cotton duvet cover I was recycling so all in all quite a weighty project what with all the denim too.
Happily, Michael was suitably pleased .... his three favourite squares being his initial
(don't look too closely at my wonky sewing - now I know why it's best to use all the same weight fabric!)
the Liberty lawn
and the cheeky little owl - him being a wise old owl lover.
I amused myself with a little nod to Janet Bolton and little touches from the shirt cuff I used on one of the squares.
One happy Mum and son
So, what's next? I was going to crochet some flowers for my Mum's cotton crochet bag she's made but she rather liked this one I prepared earlier in true Blue Peter fashion so she adopted it.
However, two of Michael's friends want to learn to crochet so there will be a teach in on Thursday evening. Should be a nice girlie evening as the boys have been despatched to their Dad's today - always a sad time for me but it does mean lots of free evenings..... and I've a yen to tackle a bit of clothes making - having purchased a couple of tops from White Stuff which look like they might be within the realms of my expertise (ie not requiring much at all!)