Ernest has been a willing helper most of today. He helped staple fabric on a bed headboard. It was a lot easier having an extra beak around. We were able to stretch the fabric well between us and the finished result was wonderful.
He then helped me cut out a waistcoat. He has learned to pin on a paper pattern, tailor tack and cut out the fabric. He really does seem a natural at this sewing lark.
He worked hard all morning so I said he could take the afternoon off. I found him a deck chair so he could really relax for an hour.
I really thought he had turned a new leaf until I caught him helping himself to yet another miniature bottle of alcohol...this time brandy!