Poor old Princess C-W didn't go to Brownies last night, at the very last minute we had to cancel and she was not a happy creature. However, once the quiet tears stopped she took it all in good grace; especially as I 'bought' my way out of it by
b) beginning a bag for her friend's birthday.
We had an old pair of CK's jeans (freshly laundered you understand), a not especially sharp pair of scissors, loads of thread, an offcut of red gingham (* sigh* just looking at that stuff is balm to my soul. Balm I tell you. ), my sewing machine and the determination of nine y.o. girl thwarted!
Obviously I am not grumbling or anything b/c this is my (by that I obviously mean 'ours' and CK will be very welcome to share it!) apple quilt that now has a border and everything. She was even talking about doing the filling bit and possibly backing it in the next lil' bit! (See I know so much about quilting.)
And just a little happy note to finish on - this picture was taken back in November when I was touristing around the countryside with the tropical family. While I do not possess a knitted monkee to entertain and delight you with musical pop combos, tricks and suchlike - I am a good monkee tote owner. We go on regular excursions to both interesting and entertaining places. This was a good place for the tote - look the monkee is smiling, my 13 y.o. niece thought it was 'cold and old' - I don't think this was good!!!!!