Today has been a total contrast to yesterday when I felt like doing nothing other than sorting these scraps again. To be fair having gained scraps in both the pretty little pouch swap and goodie bag swap. I really did need a fresh sort out.
I want to make a large scrappy quilt, but I can't decide on the design. I love the X&+ quilt, but I don't want to be making those blocks for the next few years. I have two many will I ever get them finished projects on the go at the moment. So I really don't want to be starting anything ridiculously labour intensive. I'm thinking maybe a cushion or two might be the way to go to start with? I have plenty of ideas on that front and certainly could do with some more soft furnishing loveliness around here.
Chief came down today. It had been mentioned that he might. But after so many false starts of late, I had put the idea he might, to the back of my mind. He gave my poorly neck/shoulder a very good massage. He has enough trouble with his back due to a parachuting accident to get the physiology of the back and the supporting muscles. Then we went off to The Longwall, because despite being very popular we've never found it at problem getting in during the Sunday lunch period. We've also never had a bad meal there either. Chief opted for a fillet steak, with prawns and I went for the maple ribs and chicken breast. We then swapped bits of our meals so we ended up with a bit of a mixed grill between us. I also pulled my first paper cracker of the season - yes, it definitely is nearly Christmas folks.
Then we both decided to walk off lunch by taking the path from Waterperry to Waterstock. Only about a mile and a half from Waterperry gardens down to Waterstock Mill and easily accessible for people with pushchairs.
The bridge across the River Thame, just before Waterstock Mill.
Waterstock Mill is very picturesque. I wish I'd taken a picture now to show you all. However, the footpath runs right through their garden - very close to the house and it felt a bit intrusive to stand there taking pictures. Chief said it's the sort of place he'd love to live. Although the public footpath that close to the house would definitely be a no no for me.
Imagine having a weir like this at the bottom of your garden
I really liked these cows. Chief said they didn't like me and my camera.
So there you go my weekend for you. Back to work tomorrow. The weekends seem to go by very quickly. Hope yours was as good!