This day is also the shortest of the year, but I still seem to be getting plenty done. The weather has now stopped any further outside work today - it is just hosing down. Early mid morning and mid day the sun was out.
Never mind I am quilting my little charity quilt quite happily inside with the fire going.
So far I am stitching in the ditch securing the layers and working my way from the centre out. No tucks so far - that's good. It is small and light so I might try something a bit adventurous ( for me ) in some of the smaller spaces.
I am just finishing the last few pages of a book I have really enjoyed. A true story. Ida and Louise Cook are 2 amazing women, who loved opera and were responsible for saving the lives of 29 people before the beginning of the 2nd World War.
Ida Cook's actual job was writing first for a magazine then under the pen name of Mary Burchell. She wrote about 150 romantic novels for Mills and Boon. During the blitz she was a night watchman in an East End of London under ground shelter. While there she noticed that many folk had beautiful quilts they were sleeping under. She found out these had been sent from America and were all very lovely and well made. ( well done those women in USA )( apparently they sent thousands of quilts )
So making quilts for others ( Charity ) that you don't know has been happening quite a long time now.