I am so excited, I already have a list of plants that I will be raising next spring.
I was intending to have a day away from sewing today but fate stepped in with both feet, I keep a pot near the machine with a few things that I use repeatedly,
This afternoon I managed to tip it over and it hit the floor and disintegrated.
As luck would have it I received a book today and on flicking through it found this.
I instantly wanted one, this will not break no matter how many times I send it flying.
It did not take long, I did cheat a little bit and use strips rather than squares, I could have pressed it better but was in a hurry. Oops , that's how I broke the pot in the first place.
I am glad now that it was not pressed so well as I need to make it a bit taller. This brings my running total of stash makes to 43/100, It seems likely that I will not make the 100 but I have been asked to make 10 bookmarks. Would it be cheating to count them, they are very fast to make, and I want to make some tissue holders for a fund raiser later in the year, I plan on dressing them up with flowers and frills.
I also found these in the book.
The front cover is just too cute, it reminds me of one of my cushions, I see a few of these in the future. They would hold a small toy or a little colouring book and some crayons They would also hold a jar of jam or chutney if I played with the dimensions.
I know several cat lovers and look forward to making some of these. Oh look, embroidery, I better have a good read of Marlene's blog and see what I can glean.
Just look at that, a dog cushion, I much prefer my brightly coloured versions, how bizarre to find that only days after making them from memory. I still want to make it up with bigger squares.
Dinner was a chicken pie, top crust only as I had 3 little potatoes to use, I mashed them. I served it with carrots, cabbage and runner beans gifted to me and a little gravy. That was some of the chicken from Monday, I have put the remainder in the freezer, I want to have a fish meal tomorrow and am in Cardigan on Saturday and do not want it to spoil. That is 4 meals so far, plus a sandwich, and enough for another 4 later.
Today was a no spend and tomorrow will be as well, I will have to check back and keep a running total, it will keep me focussed.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. Another sunshiny day.
2. The generosity of my new friends.
3. My garden is taking shape.
4. I will see the grands on Saturday.
5. Michael is working so hard both in the garden and in his mindset.
The moon has been splendid the past few nights but the sun has outdone itself. I know that moonlight is flattering and beautiful but give me hot sunny days any time, even if I can not have the sun on my head at all, I am happy with the heat and have managed to go quite brown this year.
I am off to make tea, camomile this time, I wonder what tomorrow will bring.