All the squares are in sets of 4 and ready for me to lay out and start chain piecing. It takes an age to get them pressed and paired but it makes the next stage go so fast that it is worth it.
I had to do a shop today so I slipped off to Ponty and went to Lidl and Home Bargains.
From Lidl £7.96p comes from the food budget.
From Home Bargains £3.36p, giving me a spend of £11.32p, I still have milk to buy which will be another £1. Those Egg Noodles are bought for the store cupboard, 59p a pack, they are over £1.60 in Tesco and almost £2 in the village shop. I have some from a previous shop otherwise i would have bought 4 packs. The cheesy biscuits were also a bargain and have also gone into the stores.
The greenhouse is almost there, I am waiting for 2 bits to be delivered, hopefully today, then it is an hours work at most.
The polystyrene box has young beetroot plants in it, that I hope will give me some late roots.
There is just some filling in to be done on the right side of my slate steps and I can plant up on the left. I have some ground cover plants, some cyclamen and primroses along with a load of bulbs to put there. We have rain forecast for overnight, if that happens I will get planting tomorrow.
The area behind the greenhouse will be cleared and I hope to have some first early potatoes in there next year, followed by brassicas of some kind.
I am falling far behind in my self imposed challenge to make 100 items by the end of September, it will not happen. My aim is to use as much fabric from stash as possible and by making the Building Block quilt I will be clearing quite a lot, once that is done I have 3 tops to layer and quilt. This will also use a deal of fabric, I will be starting on Seasonal stuff in October, I do have quite a bit of That Sort of fabric as well, some of which has been mentally earmarked for some padded trees. I also have the blocks ready made for Fran's Quilt.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A real gentleman stepped up to the mark in Ponty and stopped a bully from browbeating the checkout girl.
2. The sun is shining gloriously.
3. I have had lots of no spend days and today was a Low spend.
4. My new sourdough starter is so vigorous that I will have to split it again today, I will make a sponge tonight and bread tomorrow.
5. The smell in my kitchen is earthy, rich and sweet with just a hint of yeast.
I am really full of anticipation about this sourdough, It is only the third starter that I have made and is, so far, the most promising. I will feed it tonight with some organic rye flour which I hope will make it richer and deeper still.
It does take almost 2 days to make a good loaf but it also keeps well so there should be no problem.
I am off now to potter in the garden, more sewing later and a quick flick through my library books, Wednesday is library day, to decide what order I will read them in.