Sometimes you just have a load of random stuff that you have to share. Stuff that doesn't really fit anywhere else so you just chuck it all in one post.
We went to a fundraising quiz for the Royal Society for the Blind on Friday night. Out of 15 tables we came 6th so not a totally disgraceful effort. Through the night they had pop quizzes and I won one of those. Sadly the question was about reality TV not some significant world event. Nice to know that my questionable TV viewing habits have finally paid dividends. And for my efforts I got this adorable guide dog puppy. There were real guide dogs there on the night and I had to keep telling Mr. P they hadn't been provided so he could play with them.
Just a tip : If you drink wine at a quiz night your knowledge will diminish in direct proportion to the amount of wine consumed as the evening wears on. On the up side - the importance of winning will decrease proportionately based on the amount of wine you drink as the evening wears on too.
I finished the top for the baby quilt over the weekend. I'm piecing a back for this quilt so it's reversible and that's where some appliqué and trapunto is going to come into play.
The fabric line is "Peak Hour " by Kellie Wulfsohn. So cute for a baby boy. I love those big splashes of colour. The inspiration for the front came from here because I'm not clever enough to think of something so simple yet so pretty on my own.
The final 8 shirt blocks are done. The last stitch in the 8th one was accompanied by the sound of trumpets and angels singing the chorus of "Hallelujah". I'm so glad to get to the end of these because I've been seeing 2.5 inch strips of old shirts in my sleep. Now I can go back to dreaming about how I'm married to John Cusack. I'm quite excited about laying these blocks out and seeing how it all looks.
I got a delivery of American food yesterday from US foods. I had to get my Hersheys syrup fix for the month and I've been wanting to try ranch dressing. You guys have the coolest food. Cotton candy frosting! How you aren't all pinging off walls after breakfast over there has got me stumped. I ate 7 pieces of this stuff and was wide awake until after 1 am...WTF is in this stuff? It should be illegal. I'm planning on sending this home with Miss P next time she visits so she can deal with the fallout after Little P eats half the box.
A friend of ours passed away Friday night after a valiant fight with cancer. Vale Mark- you were a true gentleman. Rest well.