Today has been my first full day back at home after landing back in England shortly before midnight on Tuesday. Much as I would have loved to have tackled some sewing today, the sun is shining, so I am knee deep in laundry. Good drying weather is not to be sniffed at.
Where have I been? True aficionados of continental pastries will get it in one. The café tablescape is of our favourite haunt for breakfast and afternoon coffee. Only in truly civilised countries does coffee come with complimentary cake, two pieces each. The non-complimentary cake I ordered has the fork already poised, Sword in the Stone style, so there is no excuse for wasting time before diving in.
The local haberdasher's had a delightful window display, combining exquisite stitching with atrocious spelling. The advantage of not spotting mistakes is that you don't have any unpicking to do. I didn't have the heart to tell them.
Here goes for week 41...
Many thanks to Maartje, Gwyned, Angie, Linda and Leanne for linking up last time.
If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post and/or grab the linky button for your blog's sidebar.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.
4. The link up will remain open for four days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Monday.
So far quilters from USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France and Macau have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.