Well, the Olympics are over for now. What an excellent job the Chinese did, and the opening and closing ceremonies were both terrific. I have no fears though for London in four years time, I have no doubt that we can put on an equally stunning show, though hopefully different and less expensive. I thought London's 8 minute segment was great today - quirky, young, polished and witty. The party in The Mall which went on straight afterwards was televised by the BBC and was good fun too. Poor Michael Phelps seemed totally overwhelmed by the number of people there and the welcome they gave him. Good to have him here though.
And my quilt is done too. I started it during the Opening Ceremony and put the last stitches in just as the Closing Ceremony ended! It was an Anni Downs, of Hatched and Patched, pattern - her Simple Pleasures quilt. Of course, I didn't notice until I hung it up and stood back from it that loads of the stitcheries were on wonky! It was just the same when I was putting up displays at school, they looked absolutely straight when I was close to them, but when I stood back I always found they were on a slant. I think it's something to do with my astigmatism. So, do I unpick them and have another go, or see if I can live with it?