...all partaken in front of a log fire in the inglenook. Ummm, cosy.
But it wasn't all just laziness, you know. What do you need for a log fire? Why, logs of course!
Well that's a mighty flattering photo, Mr HenHouse. Only the thought of Sunday lunch in our local kept me going!
Back at HenHouse quilting HQ, some folks are really busy. That would be me. When I nip out for a minute, some ginger furry friends decide to get decidedly lazy though and hamper my progress. Shooooo!
Charlie Boy was most affronted to be shifted from what he had only briefly discovered was a mighty cosy spot. I gifted him yet another wool blanket from my stash and installed it in his latest favourite spot in front of the window on my table. And there he has pretty much stayed. It's a hard life, eh?
Another quilt has come into being, at the request of a lovely lady who asked me to incorporate some of her own Cath K fabric squares into a much larger quilt. And so, the fancy flowers quilt was born. Oh soooooo snuggly!
Plenty of Cath K (I knew that stash would come in useful) has been partnered with pretty floral prints and some vintage embroidery. And polka dots of course, where would we be without polka dots, I ask you. Before any of you say, but Hen, you're soooo quick at quilting, this beauty took me a good while, I can tell you!
Now may I present to you some more furry friends who moved in a few months ago. Meet Flora and Violet. I supplied the very talented Nicky with some yummy vintage fabric from Donna et voila. The blogging community at its best!
Aren't they the cutest things?
Meanwhile, although might I confess I have indeed started my Christmas quilts, I thought I' d have a change from quilting (my bones are getting achy from all that bending, sandwiching and pinning on the floor). It's not long now until the next couple of super fairs I will be attending and as half term wipes out half of October, I thought I'd better come up with the goods, so to speak. So it was back to my good friend, the vintage fabric patchwork squares. A couple of cushions are ready to sew but I fancied something else, too.
In keeping with the warm and cosy theme, I know I wouldn't be without my hot water bottle once the temperatures drop. I confess, it is actually one of those marvellous pouchy things you bung in the microwave for a couple of minutes, rather than the real boiling water variety. And what's a hot and cosy thingymajig without a beautiful cover to keep it company?
I'll be whizzing up a batch of these to take to the fairs, I thought they'd be a nice gift idea. And I ask you, who deserves a gift more than me? Ah, I'll have the prototype then, many thanks!
The back is all pinky and dotty...
I can't help thinking of someone else who wouldn't say no to one...