I'm not entirely sure that hubby understood why it was essential, at 8 in the morning, and about to set off on holiday, to devote twenty minutes to sewing on a binding... However, I do know that you blogsters will get it, right? Four days in a (fabulous) bed and breakfast in Norfolk, without a sewing machine, is a perfect moment to hand stitch the binding at the back, along with a glass (or two) of wine in the evenings :-)
We could then shoot the photos in their beautiful cottage garden, enjoying the glorious sunshine!
A wonderful few days, of being incredibly well looked after, and enjoying long walks, fish and chips on the beach, picnics and pottering about.
We've been going to the same cottage for years now, and always have a great time there. There is even a record of Miss PatchyRose's height marked up each year on the kitchen wall.
There is a lovely patchwork shop in Holt, the nearest town, where I picked up these fat quarters. It's not a large shop, but the owner really has an eye for good fabrics. There are a few to buy yardage, but it's mainly fat quarters everywhere, in random fashion, not colour coordinated, which I realised I found very helpful! Sometimes it's nice to mix and match. I'm looking forward to doing something with these two...
Though no idea what as yet! Hope you are having a great summer and enjoying these perfect sunny days.