14 March 2011

Working again

After 8 weeks of not working I have got a temporary job until July working in Dorchester.  A fair commute (25 miles each way) but for a few months it will do for now.  I started last Wednesday so on the Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) I decided to take myself out to see something I'd not seen before - a pancake race. Always seen on the telly on the local news but never seen one "live" and there was one taking place in Wimborne.

It was a lovely sunny, if cold, day and the races started on the sheltered side of the minster so by the time I stayed for a while I was frozen! So here are some pics :-

Wimborne Minster
The Quarterjack in the tower
The Town Crier and his deputy
One of the pancake racers crossing the finish line
Wheelchair races
Last week I received my BQL Skinny Quilt from Vicky, a lovely black and bright quilt in a Baltimore style with applique and machine embroidery.  Really eye catching coloursand lovely work and it was a lovely surprise to see that come in the post.
And this weekend was taken up David decorating our bedroom.  After years of it being 2 shades of purple with a border at dado level it was high time for a change so this time a soothing cream colour and a chance to hang the wallpaper that we bought it the Laura Ashley sale back in January. We've just put this on one wall as a feature (perhaps I should have a taken a close up as the feathered swirls look like wiggly worms!)

This coming Saturday (19th) is International Quilting Day and I will be at Sturminster Marshall Village Hall, near Wimborne with the Bourne Quilters along with other quilters in the area after a two year absence.  My friends in Yorkshire will be holding their event in Barnsley, so if I don't blog before I hope that wherever you are that you will take some time on Saturday to enjoy your quilting along with others around the world.


  1. Love the wall paper, and congratulations on the job :-)

  2. Congrats on the job.

    Enjoy yourself on IQD.


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