We pootled through a few hours, a few chores done, a little email sifting and a quick flick through my blog list. Then it was time to go to Cardigan, both James and Cerys work Saturday mornings so we wanted to arrive for 1: 00.
On the way we had rain, sun, fog, more rain and finally light cloud with a little sunshine and a light breeze when we arrived.
After a cuppa James had his birthday gifts, late but still enjoyed. Junior and Kaitlyn had a few things that I had both made and picked up very reasonably in Lidl. The shark pencil case went down a treat, Kaitlyn wants a pink one.
We arrived home around 7:30 and Ben had a meal and copious amounts of tea was drunk. Before we retired with exhaustion I picked out a couple of fabrics.
This came from Debbie Shore, she has a web site set up now and is selling some lovely fabrics and various sewing and quilting things.
I do not remember where I bought this, it is bolder in the flesh, the flash has washed the colour. The skirts will be in the post to Kaitlyn first thing in the morning.
I washed the "free" fabrics that came with the magazine, they all shrunk but not evenly. They also washed up very thin and flimsy, I sprayed one bit with starch to give it a bit of body and cut these out.
It really was time wasted, the fabric frayed as soon as I touched it and did not push out well at all. I will not use these for my original idea but will put them on something that will not need washing very often, perhaps a lampshade.
We had rain and high wind all night, the rain has all but gone although the wind is still howling through the valley.
I have a Cottage Pie ready to go in the little oven, with diced carrot and swede and some cauliflower all ready to steam, the topping is potato and leek.
My local shop sells fresh meat, good quality and excellent value for money. I bought 2 packs of Chicken drumsticks for £2, they have been simmered in chicken stock, cooled and the meat is all off the bones, just under 750 gms. The skin and gristly bits along with a little meat will find it's way into Ben's dish. The stock will make tasty soup for during the week, I picked some leeks in Aldi for 29p a pack of 3. Leek and potato soup, and Chicken, ham and leek pasta bake on the menu.
Now it is time to get the oven and steamer on, not forgetting the kettle.