Thursday, 19 November 2009
The YES Concert
Last Monday Jim took me, Rachel and her boyfriend David to see the YES band play in Birmingham. I had never been to a proper rock concert before in a large venue so this was great. While Jim drove us all there in the car the experience was a bit hair raising as we kept getting lost but we did find the place eventually, the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
The music was great and a great inspiration. Jon Anderson the lead singer of Yes wasn't there in the original line up but the person who took his place was good. It was nice Classic rock, no mad head banging.
On the sewing side of things I'm still working on hexagons but the rows are growing.
Ive found myself a crafts group to attend every Wednesday that will help with tips that I get stuck with. The crafts group is a lovely group of ladies doing their own project. The teacher Anne had done all her qualifications and City and Guilds in quilting and other sewing subject so its just great to be able to go to her and say
"Just how do I do this?!"
The group takes place at the side of an old church next door to the historic Belgrave Hall where I showed you some pictures from the Summer. Wednesday was an extremely cold and windy day but it was worth it just to get out and get inspiration from other crafters like myself.
Sam the old sheep dog had a couple of accidents on the living room mat, I wasn't pleased but its what old dogs do, so the mat had a good wash, so did the dog in the shower upstairs. Sam thought he had wings so that he could fly down stairs, silly Sam fell down the stairs, thankfully he didn't break anything so fingers crossed he wont have any more accidents now.
The weather is certainly very cold, bitter and none stop winds enough to give you a chill anywhere. Ive been looking in books for ideas of quickie quilts, Ive borrowed a book from the library on Kaffe Fassett yet again, theres a quilt in there that is easy and quick with strips about 3 1/2 inches across but long strips can be cut any length you want so Im going to have a go over the next couple of days while Jim is at work.
I hope everyone is having quilting fun this weekend, take care all of you