I spent yesterday in a whirl of activity, 3 loads of washing line dried, ironed, aired and put away in daylight, Woo Hoo. I don't normally do laundry on Sunday, but have been going through cupboards and found a few things that needed refreshing, and did not want to miss the fine weather.
Another bag of things for the CS sorted, a few books and magazines as well. I changed my bed, through the windows open and vacuumed through, a quick dash round with polish and cloth, and 2 days jobs done and dusted.
A tidy round the little courtyard garden, 3 walks with Ben ( who also went in the bath) and several tea breaks took me till 5.00.
A few phone calls, dinner and I read till bedtime. I got so into my book that I did not have time to blog. I finished the book, Steve Irwin's story written by his widow, let Ben out and fell into bed.
My project for this week is to make something pretty for my home and spend no money. Although I have 2 projects on the go I decided that I needed to get cracking with this one. Sewing was the obvious choice, so out came my scrap bins and the Leaders and Enders box. this what I came up with, cushion covers.
I make 9 and 4 patch blocks as I sew other projects, then when I want to create in a hurry the tedious work is done.
The turquoise strips were from my scrap bin and were left over from a quilt and pillow sham set.
I also had a play with some of the fancy stitches . The wadding was left over strips from quilts and I joined pieces together with a zigzag stitch rather than cut into a roll. The binding was also left over from a quilt.
This shows quite dark, the light had gone by the time I had finished the first one, I have 2 more with half the quilting done so far. I am even using up all my part bobbins and reels of white cotton thread.
While I was out with Ben I saw these, unfortunately they were in the shade. If you focus on the little twiggy branch on the left you can see that the buds are swelling.
This is at the entrance to the Park hence the ivy and dandelions.
Two hours have gone since I wrote the last line, a phone call and I had to run.
I will have to close now, nothing disastrous, just a friend in need of time and comfort. Back tomorrow.