However, it's still conducive to making things. I finished the dress in a couple of hours ( amazing what a difference a home made pattern made out of newspaper will do!)
And here it is...
Look at that lovely binding! ( Oh yes, I learned all about cutting on the bias)
Smocking! I could now smock till the cows come home.
Just before I was leaving, Carol said, "would you like some pink hydrangeas?" Would I! I have shades of blue, and a white one I bought, but our soil is not naturally what makes hydrangeas pink. I've just put a cutting in a pot so I can try to control the colour better - lime helps to keep them pink, something about the lime making them not absorb the aluminium in the soil because it raises the ph...Anyway, I now have a vase of gorgeous mixed hydrangeas. I love them!