I got away from work on time and the first sight that greeted me as I got out of the car was our front bed buzzing - four species of bumblebee (buff-, white- and red-tailed and the common carder) and about a dozen honey bees feasting on the lavender in the warmth of the afternoon sun. The noise was truly fabulous.
I took so many blurry photos for just a few in focus, though sometimes blurry is best. This one below captures more about the feel of sitting on our path in the baking sun with winged creatures flying all round than any other shot I took.
Then I headed out to the back garden to lay out my squares together to look at what colour combinations I should focus on to get a nice balance. When allowed the rare treat of choosing which colour I should add next my Mr always tells me to go for black and it's only seeing it on screen that I realise he's quite the expert colour adviser. The darker colours balanced with the light work much better from a distance. The squares like a red, yellow, orange combo that are my favourites close up are my least favourites when it's viewed as a whole.
I think I'm going to aim for 8x11 for a little blankie for a little lovely I know; though it might be that as I close in on 88 I decide to keep on going. A blanket the size of the throw underneath would be a treat but I'm already itching for other blanket projects so we'll see where we end up.