I did tell you that I made an extra project pouch as so many asked to be in the draw, here it is.
This has gone off to Canada, as Julie has just been blessed with a new Granddaughter I added a little fabric, hopefully patterns that are not on sale there.
I made this case for Francesca, her tablet should fit in it, I must remember that I still have not made her new phone pouch.
I have said many times that the scrap stash has to be dealt with so I put the laptop away, pulled my socks up and tied my hair back.
I took 2 plastic storage boxes down and emptied them on the dining table. I pressed and cut, stitched and pressed, trimmed, measured and stitched and pressed the hours away.
I also found time to make and drink several small lakes of tea and to cook and eat some yummy soups.
This is what I have to show for it.
30 x 9 patch blocks half way there.
50 x 9 patch blocks done and dusted.
What feels like several hundred scraps sewn into strips and blocks. These will end up in my crazy patchwork.
This large project pouch is destined to go to Australia for Leisha, the outside is from the wonderful fabrics that she sent me a while ago, while the lining is my crazy patchwork. I have a few more bits to go with it but it will be on its way soon.
In between all that activity I have been walking Ben the length of the village, it takes us 15 minutes to get into the little shopping centre in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. The Post Office has opened a counter in the largest shop ( there is a bakery instore and the goods are soooo yuumy) so I do what ever needs doing and Ben has a little rest then we walk back. The return journey always takes at least twice as long as he likes to dawdle along, smelling all the things that dogs like to smell and greeting everybody that we meet.
We have had some lovely warm days with a little sun shine and of course quite a bit of rain. My grass needs a cut but it is too wet at the moment, fingers crossed for a couple of dry days.
I harvested all the hot chillies (47) from my tall straggly plant and have cut it back to around 9" tall. I am hoping to nurse it through the winter and get a head start for next years crop. My trio of small chilli plants are doing well and I am using the fresh fruit from them, just taking 2 from each plant every week. The sweet pepper plant is still producing and there are 6 peppers coming along, 1 will be cut later today.
My sea side ripple blanket is finished and on the sofa, I will put a photo on the blog, I have to say that I love it and so does Ben. I do have wool for another but that will wait for a few days, my arms and shoulders need a break from the weight and the warmth of armfuls of crochet.
I read Paidinchickens written by Julee Grey, she lives in Lincolnshire, miles away from where I moved from. She often writes about the cats that she looks after for the Lincoln Cat Care. They do lots of good work and have a shop in Lincoln that always needs donations to sell. They are also always in need of those cheap fleece blankets, on sale in loads of places, for the cats in their care. They are soft and warm and so easy to wash and dry.
If any of you live in the area and have a few bits and bobs looking for a home do take the time to drop them in. look at my blog list and find her, pop in for a look and contact her, there is a chance that she could collect stuff if you are not too far away.
I have a link to their Amazon wish list but have no idea how to put it on the blog.
If anyone would like to donate I am sure that Julee will help you, just as she did me. When they have the funds they also help to cover the cost of neutering cats for those who are struggling, anyone whether they are working or not. There are many thousands of people working as hard as they can and still slipping backwards whilst trying to house, fed and clothe their families.
I have to finish my tea and get Ben out for a walk then it is nose to the grindstone again. No, not really, today I am going to make a start on my .......wait for it.........Christmas fabric stash. I thought that I better whisper that, you never know who may be listening and I have pressies to make.
Have a good weekend, think of me, slaving over a hot iron and sewing machine, tea....cake.. who me...... well maybe just a little.