Well not much actual crafting this week due to the funeral last Wednesday swiftly followed by our fabulous weekend in Jersey which we had had booked for months.
We love Jersey and our favourite place to stay (out of loads of places we love !) - is St Aubin's & this trip we found a great B&B called The Harbour View.
It is located - as you may have guessed from the name ! - right on the harbour with parking, quirky but lovely courtyard, delicious breakfast spread and well appointed comfy room - we will definitely be going back next year !
The Island isn't very big - only 45 sq miles but each coast is quite varied one from the other.
Our favourite is the West Coast with St Ouen's beach stretching virtually it's whole length !
And we had fab weather so it was just the perfect weekend - sun, beach & gorgeous food - could we have asked for more !
And the seafood is truly amazing - freshly caught Jersey Lobster - yum yum !
So many great restaurants & even delis to eat in - totally DE-LIC-IOUS !!!!
So it was back to work with a bump yesterday & I was on the road for 5am heading for a meeting this morning which was even more of a rude awakening !
I couldn't show you this card week as I had made it for Lynda's lovely hubby who celebrated his 60th this week and it would have let the cat (or is that bear ? ) out of the bag !
So today the trusty Work-desk is more a scene of "poised for action" !
I have been inspired by this lovely Summer weather and this nautical fabric to plan a quilt - so far I have just created hand drawn scaled-up images of the Beach Huts & Lighthouses - I am going to create appliqué blocks with these designs & use the inspiration fabric as the background for these.
I haven't made a quilt for years - so am dusting the rust off both my brain & my quilting equipment & trying to remember what to do - I am hoping it will all come back to me when I get started !
I also have a few souvenirs snaffled in Jersey and some Lumière fabric paints that I saw at a great price - and some stamps from past copies of Craft Stamper - on the desk.
And over on my "overflow" table is some oil cloth cut ready to make a bag for my swimming gear - just need to haul out the sewing machine now !
So hopefully by next week with a fair wind & the blessing of the Gods - you may actually see something stitched !!
Have a great week !