This coin in my hand is 800 years old. Eight hundred. That blows my mind a bit. I wonder who else held it and spent it?
It's silver and it's hammered. King Henry ii minted in Carlisle. The HG found it on his very first foray into Metal Detecting. He went with my Dad. Other detectorists were very jealous that he'd found it on his first dig! He found it on a dig in Hawick, Scotland.
In the craft room, there is this on the table.
This is the back panel of a top I'm making for me. I bought the material from the Shuttle for pennies. I showed you it months and months ago. Well, it's a right bugger to work with! It's silky jersey. So I've my walking foot on the machine and ball point needle. What threw me was I always thought and did cut patterns right sides facing. So that's what I did. Good job I re read the pattern. Right sides together. Now it'd taken me eleventy billion minutes to lay on the paper pieces, so I spent ages over a cup of tea trying to figure out if I could get away with cutting right sides facing. Trying to mentally turn over pieces. That was too taxing for my little brain. So, no, out came the pins and we re folded with much swearing as it slipped and slided all over the shop! My stitching is a bit wonky but the time I sat down to sew my nerves were a bit frazzled and it's lucky it's not been made into fancy dusters! So far I've only seen the back panel together!!! We will see how we get on next week!
Right, work beckons. But I'm off to reply to comments x Thank you for them all.
Soon be half term.
Lots of love from
Rachel *hope all is well in your world* Radiostar xxx