I finished my Spring hand quilting last night, all bound and ready to find a home. I’m not quite sure where to hang it or what to do with it yet. I’m tempted to put it on the tea trolley in the summerhouse as a pretty mat, it is just a practice piece after all. I can bring it in over winter so it doesn’t get damp.
A few of you asked about Go Ape yesterday, well it was awesome! It’s one of those tree top adventures where you’re strapped into a harness and then go along swing bridges (literally a line of swings to walk along!!) zip wires and leaps of faith.
Now don’t get the wrong impression of me here, I’m no adrenaline junkie, in fact I’ve analysed myself and decided I just don’t like being scared, you’d never get me on a fairground ride, I can’t even watch Dr Who (those angels that blinked did it for me!!!) But somehow at Go Ape it’s different, I feel safe because I know I’m hooked onto a safety wire, it’s more about learning to overcome your fears. The first time you do a Go Ape course the sense of achievement is HUGE!!
Having said that I did have a few wobbles faced with the Plummet, a 40′ sheer drop off a platform. The line slows you down before you land so you have a pretty gentle landing, it’s standing at the top with the instructor trying to persuade to move a bit closer to the edge…and don’t look down!! The Tarzan free fall was pretty similar in that it was a Tarzan swing where you couldn’t feel it take your weight until after you jumped – about 60′ up and across about 30′ (guessing here but it was high!!)
As you can probably tell from the photos, most of the group were ALOT younger than me, like I’m old enough to be their mother! So I was pretty pleased to have managed it, there was only one section I bottled out of, where you had metal rings hung on ropes about 6′ long and you had to go from one to the next (about 8 in total) to get to the other side, I just knew I didn’t body strength to do it!