We got a bit over excited about the iPad and were eagerly awaiting its release here in the UK. Now, ordinarily we don't rush out and buy something as soon as its available, we're more the 'wait a while and see if there are any problems' and 'let's think about it some more' type of people. Ever since we started buying Apple products though we seem to have gone a bit crazy – we just can't seem to get enough Apple in this house! We seem to have been awaiting the arrival of the iPad for a long time so…we decided that one of us would go to the Apple store today and try to get one. Our nearest Apple store is at the Trafford Centre and early in the morning there is a LOT of traffic in between us and the Trafford Centre! John set off very bright and early this morning to join the queue – the Apple store was opening at 8am. When he got there he found that quite a lot of folks had slept over night outside the shop 😮 There were about 150 people in front of him in the queue and happily he was home before 10.30am with our very own little iPad – we love it!
I'm not confident that the sharing thing is going to work in the long term though, lol!
While I was waiting for our new gadget to arrive home, I set too with my scissors and cut out many hexagons from the fabric that I printed onto yesterday and when my hands were tired of that I printed out more shapes for klosjes so I have plenty of spools and flowers to stitch now.
I've more still to cut out but I'm going to start dividing the hexagons into flowers next, I've already sorted some of the klosje pieces and pinned them together. I bought some of the green fabrics for the klosjes from the Garden Song range yesterday and I feel that they may have a future as a bag of some sort as well…they're really rather lovely.
The boys have gone off to a cricket match this evening, so while Catherine is catching is catching up with Sue Thomas FBI I've been having a play at making a crazy patchwork block – I'm joining in with Crazy Patchwork Friday I bought a book some time ago by Judith Baker Montano and had this on my list of things to play with. I wasn't paying too much attention to the instructions really so things didn't quite go according to plan.
I quite like the way it had turned out so far – it's needing some embellishments yet. The stitching around the outside edge is just a tacking stitch to stop everything flapping around when I come to do the embroidery and embellishing.
I'm going to be spending some quality time with Mary Wigham's wardrobe this weekend…that's the plan anyway!