Yesterday we headed off to Mount Stewart on the Ards Peninsula for a family day out, complete with picnic, games equipment and a portable sewing project to keep us all happy and occupied on a lazy summer afternoon.
The weather was amazing and the National Trust property looked stunning in the sunshine and the lush abundance of blossoming flowers and greenery. I love the dragonflies on the lake there. There always seem so many but try as we might, none of the three of us were quick enough to capture any of the flighty little things on our phone cameras.
In the end, hubby and son declared it too hot to play football/rugby/cricket/badminton (yes, too hot in Northern Ireland!) and plonked themselves beside me for an afternoon nattering in the sunshine. I brought my hexie quilt with me determined to hand quilt a bit more. And I did ...
I admit that I almost boiled under the quilt at one point, but then I did manage to shift the bulk of it aside and create a slightly airier quilting experience. It worked and I stitched and chatted and laughed with my men for hours in the sunshine. It was a great day!
|It's not often I can say there's too much light for a good pic!|
But there has been quilting progress, you'll have to take my word for it.
But now I am sporting a quilter's sunburn. See?
One arm is fine (the one tucked under the quilt) but the other one pulling the needle up to the topside is royally roasted!!! Foolish me, but you have to admit it is funny.
Hope you have had lots of sunshine this weekend and a chance to enjoy it!