Next up is a quilt for Michael's cousin and her husband. The brief was purple and neutral with a splash of lime green. Thirty-four blocks here.
And finally a quilt made up of the 8 blocks I don't really like. Except I love them in these fabrics. This will be a baby quilt. Except she's not a baby any more because I'm so rubbish!
So on to the "Ten-things-about-me" bit of the post!
Block 41: Linda
Block 42: John
My late father-in-law who is known as Grumps to his grandchildren and missed every day.
|John and Linda: Taken on our wedding day in October 2007|
Block 43: Road to Jerusalem
Block 44: Autumn
Autumn arrived in full force last week. And this week we're back to sun and blue skies. But chilly mornings.
Block 45: Great Langdale
It's tough to decide whether I prefer Pembrokeshire or the Lake District. If it's the Lakes, then Great Langdale is the place to be. The photo below is a favourite spot, just outside of Elterwater village looking up the Valley.
Block 46: Dad
Block 47: Nine Castles
Back to Pembrokeshire: it was heavily fortified and boasts loads of ruined castles which are great to clamber over as a kid: Carew - my favourite; Tenby - a beautiful walled town where we stay when on holiday in Pembrokeshire; Pembroke - the biggest castle and birth-place of King Henry VII; Manorbier - we stayed near here when I visited the area with schoolfriends after we'd finished our A-Levels. The owner of the campsite was very dubious about taking a booking from a group of nine eighteen-year-olds: my Mum had to speak to her to convince her we were a nice group and wouldn't destroy the place or get so drunk we'd fall off the cliff. Instread we had bbqs on the beach and walked to coast-path. We behaved so well, she had us back the following year!; Cilgerran - up in the North of the county; St Davids Bishop's Palace - next to the beautiful cathedral; Laugharne over the border in Carmathenshire and home to Dylan Thomas; Kidwelly; and Llansteffan which we only visited once.
|Tenby with Castle Hill at the back|
Block 48: Jerk Face
A special one for my husband for when he's being a patronising arse. Affectionately of course...
Block 49: Islands
Guess where: Pembrokeshire again: There are three Islands off the coast of Pembrokeshire which have really happy memories: Caldey Island just off the coast of Tenby; Skomer Island: when we visited as children my Grandad would come too. We went on a boat trip round Skomer, except the weather was so bad we only went along one side and then turned around and came back. It was a bit hairy when the boat turned. Grandad couldn't understand why I wasn't wearing my hood, so pulled it up for me. Of course it was full of water and went right down the back of my neck. It was the first trip where I saw puffins; Ramsey Island: when we went back as adults, Dad decided that he really didn't like boat trips, so he and Michael went to the pub and Mum and I went on a speedboat trip round Ramsey. It was so exhilirating and we saw so much wildlife. The boats to Ramsey leave from the life boat slip way at St. Justinians - a tiny, tiny little place tucked into the cliffs just outside St. Davids. There are more Islands off the coast, but I haven't ever visited them.
|St Justinians and Ramsey Island|
I mentioned this was my favourite castle! It sits on the edge of a tidal millpond and the view across to the ruined Elizabethan windows is one of my favourites.
|I can't actually find a photo in the sun - but do a Google image search to see how beautiful it can be|