"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away..."
Our family love that U2 song! No matter what sort of day it is, play this and your day changes immediately.
My beautiful day this week was last Sunday, hugging Mr E from the back of his bike....
I had the BEST time in years!!
We rode to Mingela, a tiny town with about 20 people, no shop, but they have a pub. Every Sunday bikers come from all around for the $5 roast lunch. I didn't have my camera with me so couldn't take pics but I will next time. Down both sides of the street in front of this very old, falling apart pub, you will find motorbikes and cruisers - and all the riders are middle age or older - only a couple of 'youngsters' amongst us.
It's around 45 klms from us, so a nice 90 klm round trip for my first time out. I can't wait for our next ride. Mr E is a skilled driver, and now I can see he is a wonderful rider as well.
On the sewing front I have been playing around with another Tilda blue Shabby Roses block re-make...
(this is the original block from my quilt)
...a pieced Christmas cushion for Handmade magazine in pretty aqua...
...number 3 in my latest set of shabby stitcheries...
...preparation for making my new table runner design in a different colour scheme (you can see my 'Bliss' version HERE)
...and a 'Buttons'n'Bows' bag, also for Handmade magazine later this year.
I can't believe how quick it is to make projects without embroidery or applique - this is pretty new to me.
I made the bag in an afternoon, and the cushion in a couple of hours. Normally it takes me a couple of days or more just to do the stitchery. I think I like piecing things for a change of pace, and it makes me think of how best to bring a project to life without relying on a stitched or appliqued design (hence the bows and buttons on the bag!).
Always learning something new - I think that is the story of crafting, don't you?
I am having some health issues that require me to change my diet, so I'm going to get back to my 'One Body For Living' blog tonight and share what's been going on in my kitchen...if you're interested perhaps you'll have some ideas that you can share too?
Don't forget to enter my 1300 followers giveaway HERE...only 4 more days till it's drawn, which mean only 4 more days till my birthday! No chocolate this year, but I have requested flowers because I love them almost as much. :-)