This morning brought forth a bright blue sky with fluffy cotton wool clouds, just enough to look pretty, a few that were spread out like angel wings and some, stretched so thinly that they looked like the angel hair Christmas Tree decoration that my Mother loved so much.
My car went in for its winter service, I took Ben with me and after dropping it off we enjoyed a leisurely walk. Once we returned he was ready for his breakfast. I had bought a huge turkey drumstick for just over £1 yesterday and cooked it last night. I pulled enough meat of it to add to his food for a week, some went into the freezer in day sized portions.
I would say from the well polished food dish that he enjoyed it immensely. I sewed the morning away and Ben snoozed, at 12.40 the garage rang and my car was ready. Off we toddled, after I had wasted 5 minutes looking for the car keys that were with the car!
We got back and Ben announced that he was now ready for his walk. Off we went again, we walked up through the village and stopped to collect Archie and Dolly, the 3 of them like to walk together.
I managed to get a load of washing dried on the whirligig, iron dry in the most part. As the day wore on the clouds cleared and the sky took on that pale, washed out blue that probably means a frost. I looked down the valley towards the mountains, they are clad in swathes of purple heather that is faded and patchy now. Hanging above them was a thick band of cloud, almost a total copy of the heather colours. They looked, for all the world, like 3 day old bruises, but on a grander scale.
It is that sort of scene that convinces me that I need to get a decent camera, I almost decided to hop in the car and head for town when I remembered...... BLACK FRIDAY..... Just about the worst day in the year to make a serious purchase.
I once witnessed the first day of Harrods White Sale, many many years ago and it is imprinted on my mind. I saw 2 grandly dressed women fighting over a bedspread, they managed to rip it in half. I left, fast, as they started on each other.
I do not do "the sales", well not until the last couple of days, then if I feel so inclined I will have a quick look. I have picked up a few real bargains, my lovely purple winter coat, pure wool and reduced down to a silly price. That was in Carmarthen last year, I also found a black and white hounds tooth one in London 2 years ago. I will not need another coat for the foreseeable future.
I am taking Maggie out tomorrow, we will head for Cross Hands as I have not been into Isabeau Inspirations for ages. The we will make up our minds where next, possibly Llandeilo as I have been told about a wool shop there.
On the subject of wool, I have ordered the yarn for my poncho and will be on tenterhooks until it arrives.
I have no photos today, I have done nothing much but sewing and I am sure that you are bored witless with that by now.
The "brick" quilt will be full single bed size and once it is quilted and bound I will share. I have 2 more cushion fronts done, using the left over bricks. The backing fabric in draped over the ironing board now, waiting for a meeting with ruler and rotary cutter.
That sounds like my cue to get of my btm and get busy.
I hope that you all have a good weekend.