On the topic of receiving, the mince pies met with a very warm welcome, as did the sausage rolls.
My spend today was £2.35 on the greengrocer market stall, I will buy milk during the week which will take my purchases up to £3.35 for the week. Do a little happy dance.......
If I could I would add one of those slidey things to the side to show my savings, instead I will just put it in the post every time I make a deposit.
This is a short post as when I had the room cleared ready to go I discovered a patch of skirting board with about as much substance as a warm marshmallow.
At the beginning of last winter the down pipe came away from the wall, there was some water ingress but the pipe was put back and plaster dried out and was painted. I now realise that the Bodger/Idle Bugger who did the work skimped on it. The skirting has been slowly rotting away and needs to be replaced, I know a man who can BUT not till after The New Year. My paint and brushes have been returned to the
And there's more.
I have intended all along to start in Fran's room but there is too much of her stuff in there so I started in the lounge. I wanted to move the furniture around, to make more use of the natural light, and the sofa is too big for where I want it, more rats. However it is there where I want it and it is staying put until I source a replacement on Lobay or somewhere similar. I will not be rushing off to "Pile it High sell it NOW" furniture shop to get a new sofa for Christmas in the permanent sale. My room is nearly in order, my recently emptied built in cupboards have been stocked with all the sewing
Reasons to be grateful.
1. The Challenge is on with a good start.
2. I found so many "lost" things as I cleared the room to decorate.
3. I found my thimble, it was my Grannies so I am VERY grateful.
4. My house suddenly appears bigger.
5. I now have a few weeks to play with my sewing.
In a way this has been a blessing, there are several sewing finishes that can happen next week, they were going to be put on hold till January, my 3 quilts can be basted and quilted and my aprons can be cut and made. I also would like to make some more cushion covers. I am gonna be busy busy busy, while my hands are guiding fabric through Little Gem they can not be guiding chocolate into my mouth so it is win win.
Tea then walking Ben with Greg, his new BFF, Greg is a black and white Border Collie and Ben runs like a steam train to keep up with him, good for both of them.