After looking down and seeing hexagons at my feet I looked up and saw this........
I have passed this hotel so many times on route to Sidmouth and have never even glanced at it until the other day and saw the amazing roof tiles. My husbands comment was that the cost of the roof must have been very expensive as the slate is difficult to cut in a square let alone a hexagon. I also had another thought and at 10pm had to go outside and look at the front of my house and... yes, there below my window are hexagon tiles! Doh! Now why did that one not cross my mind sooner.
Take a good look in the box. There are 120 flowers in there, 1 jelly roll's worth. Also completed are 99 centres for the next batch of plain flowers. I may not be showing these again for some time so take a last look. Phew! I have loved every minute of making these and never tire of them. In stitching them they have had my darkest thoughts, tears, memories, good and bad and they have seen me through and out the other side. It is stitching in it's purest and simplest form and sometimes it is the best way to help yourself through a difficult day. I know there are many out there doing the same and it also tides you over until inspiration strikes to move on to other things. I make no apologies for this.
The weather has been so glorious and according to the weather report we are actually warmer than parts of Spain. Woohoo!. Rachel and I went to Sidmouth and sat on the beach. Rachel made herself a little bit of beach art.
Wednesday was all hands to the pump helping Kate to get ready for her first visitors. We also helped Wendy to celebrate her birthday with the usual opening of gifts and eating little pastries called yum yums. Pat was late getting there so we ate hers. Yum, yum. Sorry Pat. We even sat outside and had lunch. How good was that for March.
Last but not least. My friend Sue Lewis (on the right - friend Sue Marsh on the left)
had a lovely birthday gift from her daughter. Sue fell in love with the quilt on display at Cowslip Studio's in Cornwall and her daughter decided to take her back there to buy it. Sue said imagine her disappointment when it said sold on it and then for it to be handed to her as a gift. I hope my girls are reading this. The quilt was much admired by all of us at Apple County Quilters. What a lovely birthday and what a great treat.