A quick vac round once Ben had been walked and fed and the day was mostly mine to play.
When I was working I lived in jeans, bending and lifting in a mostly male environment made it essential.
Since retiring I have jettisoned my denim and possess only 3 pairs of black joggers for gardening and a bright cerise velour suit for cold days dog walking.
Once I have taken Ben for his last walk of the day I either stay in my skirt or change into PJs.That is okay but I have been looking at another option, loose cotton "slobby slouchy" trousers. Trouble is they are either very cheap and shapeless, stretchy or "how much!!??". I was certain that I could draw a pattern up and I have fabric, boy do I have fabric.
Done, simple elasticated waist and mostly sewn on the overlocker, I didn't even hem them.
I managed to put side pockets in the seams, goodness knows why.
As you can see the seams are made on the overlocker and i put a little ribbon tag in the back.
I tried them on and they fit perfectly, there is another pair almost done and I have pulled fabric for a third pair. That should be enough.
I had a good day out in the garden yesterday and when it came to dinner wanted a quick easy meal. A rustle through the fridge and cupboards gave me,
A pack of 2 Garlic and Coriander Naan Breads, 45p from Lidl.
4 pineapple rings from my fruit salad, from a 40p tin.
A couple of slices of my Maple Syrup roast Ham ?p
A tub of RTC cream cheese with herbs, 15p
A jar of Pesto, a gift.
Some Basil leaves, homegrown.
I spread the cream cheese on the naans and then added a good dollop of pesto and spread it over.
Then sliced the ham and divided between them and topped with the pineapple. Then some Basil leaves and sliced tomatoes.
Into a moderate oven for 20 minutes.
Bingo, dinner is served and very tasty it was. I had some fruit salad for pudding, left over and just added a few black grapes to it.
I will be having that again, or at least a version of it, I was full and the taste was glorious. I may try it with Goats Cheese or Stilton next time.
I want to make a zipped pouch to take to the Festival of Quilts next month, I will be tryin some ideas out as I would like it to have a long shoulder strap, a wrist strap and be able to fix on a belt. Not a big ask, I will be looking at patterns to adapt.
Dinner time now. I am rumbling.