I let my fingers do the walking today and rang one of the caravan sites in Cheshire that we wanted to go and look at. The site looked lovely, the cost of the holiday homes was fine and most importantly the annual site fees were OK. I was glad I made the phone call, because by the time I'd got off the phone the advertised fees on their website had jumped considerably after all the "add ons" that the site deemed necessary. It's not unusual to find this is the case, which is why we always ring up first to go through the financial side of things. I might be giddy at the thought of our new venture but I'm definitely not gullible.
My book pile is very low at the moment so I needed to replenish it and bought my usual 3 for £5 from The Works. I also bought a couple of 'treats'. Cherry shower gel because the smell was lovely and the material because I liked the pattern and wanted to try something.
I've been toying with the idea of doing some English paper piecing patchwork for a while and today seemed as good a day as any to give it a whirl. I watched a tutorial on YouTube and decided to give it a go.
I printed the template, pinned it to the material and cut out a little pile of floral hexagons.
Then I tacked them down around the edges.
Popped a pink one in the centre and sewed them all together, taking care not to catch the paper as instructed. And here is my first ever hand sewn piece of patchwork. I'm pretty pleased with it actually and shall be making some more over the next few days.
No idea what I'll do with them but they're so pretty, I'll carry on regardless.