|Hint - I'm the one on the left.|
This is the most famous Archie the Wonder Dog, and he is as wonderful as his title professes. He let me know that my paparazzi shots of him were being tolerated but I had better get his best side. I bribed him with handmade (not by me, I might add) dog biscuits that I made a special trip to the Tynemouth Market to buy on Sunday. Thankfully Archie is completely open to bribery, but Helen gets much better photos of him than I do.
Helen is the person in the photo with me. The lovely lady behind Archie the Wonder Dog. We've been online friends for absolutely ages now and I never realised that she was so close to the route I take up to my mum's at regular intervals. Now I know, I am going back to visit her many more times. We had such a good afternoon. I just wish you all could meet her too.
We talked. We ate. We talked. We talked. We laughed, a lot. We may have eaten a little more. And I admired her sewing.
The above are just two samples of the lovely things Helen makes. What many do not realise is she sews everything by hand! Yup, pieces by hand as well as quilts by hand. And her piecing is soooo precise. I wish I had taken photos of every last project she had on the go, or finished. I am slightly envious of her skill, but not too much because I like her too much to be feeling stuff like that.
Suffice to say, it was a brilliant day. Quilty friends are the best. And I know the gnome is in the best of homes. In return, I have a new mouse living with me.
Name suggestions, folks?