This is the Yarn Department, as you can see although Ben gets snippy if I sit on his cushion, he is not adverse to taking as many cushions as he likes.
The right hand side, the large pack at the back will become a blanket.
The other end, the blue at the front will be my Aran cardie, once I manage to make a start on it.
This is the Fabric department, the basket contains my current crochet project.
Lots of WIPs in here, they will come out in the new year. My clean cushion covers and throws also reside here.
There is space under to hold my largest cutting board, with the smaller ones on top, nice and flat.
I have made Mr and Mrs Owl, the eyes have Black Agate stones in them. The beads that I planned on using have gone into hiding.
These are the Owlets, waiting to have their eyes finished, the Agates are too big and I have no tiny black buttons. I feel a quick trip to the craft shop coming on, it is only in the next village and will be a stop on Ben's afternoon walk.
I had a little play with the pompom makers, I still have to use the largest one, they are so simple to use and very quick. I need about 20 to finish my garland and then around 40 flowers. It sounds a lot but each one takes a few minutes. It is the fixing them in place that is time consuming.
I have made a start in the dining room mantle but that can wait for another day.
I read Mean Queen's post, an answer to a comment on her frugal lifestyle. Obviously the commenter had not really taken in the writings. Like many of us Ilona lives her life to suit herself, with me it is not what I CAN afford, it is what I WILL afford. I refuse to pay over the odds for anything, no matter how desirable. I will nearly always buy second hand if possible, and will happily wait for a specific item.
I always look for RTC bargains when I am shopping, I found some Welsh farm butter a few days ago, 75p a pack rather than £2.30, I had the 6 that were there and they are now in the freezer.
All these savings add up and it means that I can have a stash of yarn and fabric to delve into, it means that I can have an "all singing all dancing" sewing machine, it means that next year I will have a quilting frame.
Somebody asked me about my holiday plans for next year, was I going abroad. I almost choked. I have moved into a "holiday destination" area and that is where I will be holidaying. I will have an odd night away, I want to go to Anglesey next summer. That is a 4 - 5 hour drive, so I will be looking to spend at least 3 nights in a pet friendly place.
I have Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion on my doorstep, and for when it is really toasty the Brecon Beacons are just around the corner. What more could I want? A bit of night life and glitzy shopping? No thank you very much. The liveliest thing that I do at night is give my hot chocolate a good whisk. If I really want to see glitzy shops I can hop on a train to Cardiff or even go and see Fran for a weekends window shopping in the West End.
Must go now, the 'puter needs a charge.