Have you ever wondered how a challenge or a swap between bloggers starts?
Well, I started one just the other day… by being a smart-mouth.
I was bemoaning on Twitter that I was cold. Now I know that living in the tropics should exclude me from complaining about the cold, but temperature is relative. When it hits 12 degrees overnight here, it is cold. We build our houses to be cool; high ceilings, few internal walls and doors and certainly no heaters. SO… I had a whinge that I was cold.
Suse of pea soup lives many thousands of kilometres south of here in a place that really does get cold. She read my whiny cold post in front of a roaring fire whilst wearing many hand-knitted shawls and told me to toughen up.
So I quipped to her that I was not enjoying the benefit of a hand-knitted shawl.
She was straight back to me with a tongue-in-cheek offer to make me one.
Now I don’t know if she really meant it. She’s a busy lady. Maybe hand-knitting a shawl for a whingy, reptilian North Queenslander would not be her idea of fun. But I called her bluff anyway…
and offered to trade her a quilt for a shawl.
This is how one corner of you quilt looks so far Suse…
hope you like it.