This post has been linked to Homemade Thursdays at the blog Ship Full O'Pirates.
Roman had a fairly quiet day on his Birthday. He opened his presents & cards and was pleased with everything. The pic below shows his new electric razor. Husb gave him a chat about the ins & outs of shaving then Roman charged it up & had his first shave.
Chef gave him a £10 voucher for the shop 'GAME' and Tiger-girl & Smurf bought him choccy. There was quite a pile of paper with the Queen's face on it which Roman is going to put in his bank account. We'll get some new clothes too. I'm not sure how I feel about having a sixteen year old son. Husb was joking with him about being old enough to get married... I was busy thinking how recently it was I taught him to tie his shoelaces and do long division. We go by what it says in the Word (Bible) about a parent's job being to train a child up in the way they should go & when they're old they'll not depart from it.
I made a bag.. a tote bag to be precise.
It is made from re-cycled kitchen curtain fabric and is lined. I adapted it from this pattern which I found on the internet. I wanted it to be simple, strong & recycled. Chef took the pic below when I was pinning the handles on... super-strong because the handles go right down under the bag. I used up the whole 50 metres of strong thread.
I have also finished the top patchwork of the frog quilt.
Matching together all the points was a labour of love. After my matching up disaster of the first quilt I made... I was very careful to match EVERY SINGLE PANEL because a half centimetre 'out' at the start, can become ' a whole lot out' by the end. It took some time but the quilt is now ready to 'baste'. I bought another charity shop quilt cover to be the backing fabric... it's very colourful and looks almost new. More re-cycling or I think the correct jargon is 're-purposing' but I could be wrong ;)
I took the children swimming last night. The leisure pool is open till 9pm and I swam too. I went on both flumes and raced Smurf around the rapids. The wave machine is the best ever. Husb has a new job and his shift finishes at 7pm so the days seem long without him. Hence the ... "Hey guys, let's go swimming!" which shocked them all as it was dark & takes two buses to get there. Husb picked us up at the pool so it worked out pretty well. Good to keep the chidlers on their toes :)