Well now that the dreaded injections have happened I am hoping that normality will resume. I have done a shop, not very big, just fresh stuff and toiletries really the freezer is still going strong.
A basket of ironing has been done and put away, Oh how I hate it.
Ben is enjoying his familiar walks and has met several ,new to him, dogs as we have moved our walk times. We now go on a longer walk twice daily as we have both got a bit of weight to move.
The garden is filling my hours, everything grew double fast while we were away and I am changing a few things here and there.
The sewing machines are under dust covers for a while but I have bought some new fabric from a friend who was having a clear out, in truth I did not part with a penny, a few jars of preserves, 2 fruit cakes and 2 cushion covers from my sewing cupboard sealed the deal.
Bartering is fun and we both felt that it was a win win.
I am toying with having a stall at a craft fair, I have shelves of made up items and space is at a premium. I spend all winter sewing and there are only so many cushions, bags, aprons and so on that you can give as presents.
I was asked for a baby quilt in a hurry early last week and using blocks that I was trying out made one in two hours, it was only crib sized but I impressed myself and the customer was delighted. I could not price the fabric as it was out of my stash so I used Moda prices and blanched at the result, I always use a natural batting and good quality backing fabric and she thought that it was a fair price. I took a photo but it is still on my camera, I will post it later.
If I could sell enough to keep me occupied, at least in the winter, that would persuade me to retire completely, I have a horror of having nothing to get out of bed for. I am fine all summer and early autumn.
Dinner is in the oven, the famous Bacon Chops in a cider bath. A macaroni cheese is ready to join them and carrots and cauli. I have made a batch of leeks and chicken pasta in a smoked cheese sauce for Francesca's lunches, that is enough meals now for six weeks.
By then we will be near our next trip to Wales and hopefully the freezer will be at least half way to empty. I feel a cup of tea coming on so it is TTFN Pam