A bit of craft.
But first a bit of a back-story. My parents are always willing to lend a hand. Recently S has needed the Volvo Wagon I usually drive. This left me vehicleless. So my folks lent me their seldom-used minivan. (Not a Badass Minivan like Badger's, though.) Which, once in my possession, promptly showed the engine light. So they lent me their little truck while they got the minivan fixed. I wanted to do something nice for them since they helped me out with a vehicle. They buy everything they need for themselves but my parents have a dog. A dog they spoil and love and cherish and dote upon. People, meet Angie:
I knew this would be the way I could do something nice for them and they wouldn't say "oh, you shouldn't have." Because what I ended up doing cost me time and little bit of electricity.
And some thread.
Friday evening, I sat down at my borrowed sewing machine with a few of these:
...scraps from the quilt-top I'm attempting to make. (GAH! Sucky camera!)
I made this:
...for my parent's dog. The folks recently bought her a booster seat for the car so she can see out the windows when traveling. The quilt is for her booster seat. I guessed on the size and did a fine darn job of it. It's just right.
Wasn't sure what to back it with so I used a bit of a Black Watch tartan flannel nightgown that was given to me ages ago:
Should be warm and cozy for her when she's riding in the air conditioned car. Or when they travel in winter.
All tied up and ready to go:
They loved it.
A bit of Britain.
I've had Cranford on reserve at the library for months. When I joined the queue, I was the 56th person in line for it. It was FINALLY my turn and I picked the film up on Saturday morning.
Watched three of the five hours between 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. last night. Finished it up just before I started this post.
I am a huge fan of British costume dramas. This one did not disappoint. I adore Judy Dench and she was fantastic in her role.
I watched the "making of" feature they had on the DVD and evidently there's enough substance left in the characters to make a sequel. Can you say WOO HOO!?! I can. And I did. Very loudly. Scared the dogs, actually.
A bit of fun.