But I couldn't find any more of that pink, red, blue & white stripe (any ideas where it came from? Nope, me neither, I'm thinking maybe Spotlight? Ooooh, scary!) so I used Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market in this:
Which looked surprisingly good, I must say. I hope the generous purchaser likes it!
Then I had to make a box pouch, so I thought I'd go with the nice japanese linen with the green flower on it, lined with fantastic owls:
and I cut out and appliqued one of the owls onto the front, and then, when I was sewing it up, I realised I hadn't caught the end tab in properly, and when I tried to fix it, completely screwed it up. So, from being 99% done, it was 99% screwed. So I had to start again, from scratch. And I said the big F word, really loud. I'm sure I shocked Mr Golightly, who doesn't normally comment on my swearing, of which there is often quite a lot (but of course, only when really justified, (yeah right)...) but he did check if I was OK... kind of- he yelled from the study "did you break something?". If I'd been lying on the floor stabbed through the heart with a pin it would have been too bad, eh?
Anyway, I've given the owls up as a bad job, and gone to this combo instead:
which I must admit I quite like... so I'm cut out, pellon bonded, zip inserted, top stitched & rearing to go. Tomorrow...
And christ, it was hot today. We took the 'shut up the house' option & kept the doors & windows closed, until the southerly whipped through at about 4.30 - just enough to lower the temperature by 18C, thanks, and to make us rush outside to get in the remnants of the washing in from the big fat rain drops... which lasted just until we'd got the washing in!
Ah well. At least it wasn't humid, hey? We'll sleep tonight, whoo hoo. Flanellette PJ's here we come!