I thought I'd get a bit modern, a bit groovy and artistic with this quilt top. Some people can do amazing things with stripes, so you know, I thought I'd try. Not very good. Not very good at all. I think you might have to cut the stripes smaller, or maybe pick more interesting colours, or perhaps put a little bit of thought into it. I had intended making it a bit bigger but nothing about this quilt makes me want to keep going with it. So I won't.
It would look a lot better if I gave it a proper iron, obviously. I still haven't decided whether to quilt it or just consign it to the bin of shame (or make a cushion cover! or a dog blanket!). It might grow on me.
This weekend has been busy busy busy. Baseball has started again, with both boys playing this season. Number two son is completely new to the game, and has basically no skills at all. But he'll learn - and he has lovely team mates and a very kind coach. A very kind and slightly bemused American coach, who is a bit perturbed that an eight year old boy can have absolutely no idea which one is first base, and whether you go clockwise or anti-clockwise. Hehehe.
And we had a small party for number two son's birthday ... he wanted a chocolate cake, with lime-green icing, and home-made toffee shattered into bits on the icing. I did it, but I'm not sure if it was a success. The toffee looked a bit like little growths all over the cake - and my husband bit into a bit of cake and lost half a tooth. Ooops.