DH's blood test was negative which is a relief, but my elderly friend has been moved to a nursing home and isn't doing well at all which is very sad. I took her a quilt when I visited, she doesn't really need it at this time of year but it brightens up the room and gives her something to look at. It's funny that we spend so long making these quilts - hours of choosing fabric and cutting it out, piecing it together, quilting it, binding it - storing up time like putting pennies in a piggy bank, not necessarily knowing how or when we are going to 'spend' the outcome. When I was making the quilt a couple of years ago, I didn't know it would be coming with me to a completely new town, or end up being given to a friend who, at the time I was making it, was pretty healthy for her age.
On the train there and back, I finished DH's gloves. He's quite pleased with them. DS, who initially was not interested when I offered to make him a pair, has now realised they would keep his hands warm when he is playing video games in his cold college room, so he would like a pair too for next winter. I've still got plenty of this yarn (from the p/hop swap) so I will get started.
I did a bit more Fimo miniature food this week. I made up a bunch more parsnips and did a better job on the second batch than the ones I made at Miniatura. I made some lemons, and some yellow and orange peppers. I've also included in the picture some cheese boards I made a few weeks ago and forgot to blog.
The second day I made up some carrots using similar techniques to the parsnips, and some potatoes. I'm getting a bit better at modelling in Fimo but it does make my fingers feel like huge clumsy sausages. I spend as much time crushing detail accidentally as I do sculpting it in the first place.