It invigorated me to the point that every thing but the Grace frame came out of the sewing room, including a long dead wasp, a few redundant cobwebs ( no spiders since I put the conkers in ) and rather too much dust, threads and tiny slivers of fabric and wadding.
While I think about it all the tidying jogged my memory. The scrap give away..... bad Pam... I put the names in a dish and Leisha will be getting a scrappy parcel in the near future. It was apt as she very kindly sent me a HUGE parcel of scrappy yummyness a while ago.
I have done a little sewing, all work and no play makes Pam grumpy.
Another 6 boots, slightly bigger this time.
I decided to treat my tree to a new skirt, the old one was far too big, 2 years ago I bought a super slim pencil tree, it is tall enough to hold all my decorations and takes up very little floor space. I am quite pleased with it, I did screw my maths up though and cut 3 bits too many, I will find a use for them.
As part of my new revamped room all my rulers are now hanging on the wall, drilled with rawl plugs and everything. I went into Wilko's in Ammanford for the hooks, I new just what I wanted and where to find them. While I was there I picked these up, thank you Maria for posting your find, they will give me something to do in the evening as a break from the granny squares.
I am sure that I will have to find some more yarn and make 3 reindeer, Junior, Kaitlyn and Faith will all want one.
The little crochet baubles just may become a new garland, I have lots of little balls of yarn in a myriad of colours.
I popped into Home Bargains as well, I have some heavy weight Champagne flutes and fancy using them as table decs, I was looking for curling ribbon.
These 2 packs will do the job nicely, with left overs, for the princely sum of 79 p each. Lovely and tarty, red and gold, right over the top, I will add fresh holly, pine cones and some rosemary for the fragrance, I might even stick a candle in.
I completely lost it as far as the meal plan went this week.
I roasted a large chicken last Sunday, £5 in my local butchers, I had chicken stock in the freezer and some veg going soft so made a humongous pot of veg soup. That did Monday with cake and custard for pudding. Then on Tuesday there was enough soup to have again with the meat from a chicken leg, and again on Wednesday. This was at the request of my company, I did not mind in the slightest. I just added a bit more stock and some more veg.
The chicken carcase went into the big slow cooker with some veg and herbs and the stock is in the fridge, oh and some went into a new batch of soup.
Yesterday the last bits of meat went into rolls with cranberry sauce and a little Gorgonzola for lunch, oh my they were good.
Last night I made an impossible quiche and chips, lovely grub and so easy. Tonight it is veg chilli and jacket potatoes, no once fancied rice.
I will make more of an effort next week.....maybe.
Now I am off to do a bit of ironing, got the washing line dried today. We had rain forecast but only saw a little shower about 20 minutes ago and it is sunny again. Tonight the snow should blow in, possibly a bit further inland from us, fingers crossed, and tomorrow it should be colder than a witches whatsit.
We shall see.