I picked a few blogs, well quite a lot, to follow. The selection process was random, sometimes the blog name appealed mostly it was the content and writing style.
Along the way I learned enough to realise that I knew Diddley Squat about the mechanics of setting up and maintaining a blog ( I still know very little)
Then we watched the Bucket List again and during the film I thought, what a good idea. I had a stack of things that I would like to do someday! Ah that elusive day when all the stars align, all the lost pens, needles, stamps and other treasures fall out of the "safe place" that they have been hiding in and you finally get the me time you have been waiting for.
RIIIIIIING RIIIIIIIIING that is the alarm clock waking you out of that cosy dream.
I knew that would not just happen, sooooooooo I wrote my 1 year Bucket List, on it was start a blog, also on it was get ready for retirement, learn to live a more frugal way both in a financial way and in an everyday manner. I wanted to slow down and smell the flowers, spend time improving my way of life and cut back spending to the bare bones.
I had spent a few years heading that way without realising. We moved a few times, downsizing and decluttering each time, the money that we made through this set the children up, and gave us a few holidays and treats along the way.
And to cut a long story short I managed most things on my list, the ones that were rejected or ignored were not really important to me. The list is ongoing.
And now to business, Yesterday, as told, I went to Button Up & Stitch and found these pretties.
Four half meters of quilting weight cotton
Woodland Pals from Robert Kaufman.
Festive Forest from Camelot Cottons
A leaf print from Camelot Fabrics, I do not have the name of this print. Sorry.
Another nameless print from Sevenberries.
To complete the set I added a reel of thread, I have picked fabric for many a project only to sit down at the machine and realise that I have enough matching thread to half wind a bobbin and no more. It is Guttermann Col 1 and is polyester, I am not a purist I like cotton thread for hand quilting but my machine runs smoother with polyester.
Anyway to enter the draw. I forgot to say that I will post anywhere. So join in and try your luck.
1. Be a follower. Leave a comment telling me for one entry.
2. For a second entry leave a comment telling me what you would make if you won.( I may
steal borrow your idea.)
I will let this run for 7 days and on Friday 19th July I will put all the entries into something vaguely hattish and get
fool friend to pull a name, you need to be contactable so if you are a non reply blogger leave your email in your comment. I will email the winner and post the winnings off as soon as I have a snail mail address.
BTW, I have been rushing around like a BAF for days and have missed my list so i am going to double it up today.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. The sun shine, bring it on.
2. Bertie and Ben snuggled up either side of me.
3. The freshly painted ceiling in my conservatory.
4. Reaching 100 posts without running out of stuff to talk about. as if.
5. An empty laundry basket always good to have.
6. I won a giveaway, a stack of vintage sheet fat quarters. yum
7. The great team that I work with, we are pulling together to get through a very hectic time.
8. Francesca who brightens my day.
9. The great blogs that I read.
10 The lovely peeps who read my inane scribblings.
My Word a long post indeed and now it is time to get a coat of magnolia on the conservatory walls, I never thought that I would buy "mongolia" but could not decide on a colour. as I have said before my mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves the building altogether.
I think that a diversion to make tea is in order. TTFN Pam