Saturday saw the first family get together using the new party pit, as it was the last day we would all be together for another year (youngest daughter is going back to Shanghai in a couple of days) I thought it would be nice to record our day by drawing around our hands, which also kept the grandsons amused. This is a piece in progress which I will keep working into until it pleases me.
The pit worked well and the oven made pizzas a pleasure to make and eat. This is a fore - shortened view we think we can manage thirty people quite comfortably which we will confirm when eldest son has his 40th birthday party in a couple of weeks. Next year we will build a permanent awning over one end but in the meantime the tarpaulin is keeping the sun/rain from being a problem.
I've given up on trying to do any serious stitching and declared August a holiday.