This morning brought forth a bright blue sky with fluffy cotton wool clouds, just enough to look pretty, a few that were spread out like angel wings and some, stretched so thinly that they looked like the angel hair Christmas Tree decoration that my Mother loved so much.
My car went in for its winter service, I took Ben with me and after dropping it off we enjoyed a leisurely walk. Once we returned he was ready for his breakfast. I had bought a huge turkey drumstick for just over £1 yesterday and cooked it last night. I pulled enough meat of it to add to his food for a week, some went into the freezer in day sized portions.
I would say from the well polished food dish that he enjoyed it immensely. I sewed the morning away and Ben snoozed, at 12.40 the garage rang and my car was ready. Off we toddled, after I had wasted 5 minutes looking for the car keys that were with the car!
We got back and Ben announced that he was now ready for his walk. Off we went again, we walked up through the village and stopped to collect Archie and Dolly, the 3 of them like to walk together.
I managed to get a load of washing dried on the whirligig, iron dry in the most part. As the day wore on the clouds cleared and the sky took on that pale, washed out blue that probably means a frost. I looked down the valley towards the mountains, they are clad in swathes of purple heather that is faded and patchy now. Hanging above them was a thick band of cloud, almost a total copy of the heather colours. They looked, for all the world, like 3 day old bruises, but on a grander scale.
It is that sort of scene that convinces me that I need to get a decent camera, I almost decided to hop in the car and head for town when I remembered...... BLACK FRIDAY..... Just about the worst day in the year to make a serious purchase.
I once witnessed the first day of Harrods White Sale, many many years ago and it is imprinted on my mind. I saw 2 grandly dressed women fighting over a bedspread, they managed to rip it in half. I left, fast, as they started on each other.
I do not do "the sales", well not until the last couple of days, then if I feel so inclined I will have a quick look. I have picked up a few real bargains, my lovely purple winter coat, pure wool and reduced down to a silly price. That was in Carmarthen last year, I also found a black and white hounds tooth one in London 2 years ago. I will not need another coat for the foreseeable future.
I am taking Maggie out tomorrow, we will head for Cross Hands as I have not been into Isabeau Inspirations for ages. The we will make up our minds where next, possibly Llandeilo as I have been told about a wool shop there.
On the subject of wool, I have ordered the yarn for my poncho and will be on tenterhooks until it arrives.
I have no photos today, I have done nothing much but sewing and I am sure that you are bored witless with that by now.
The "brick" quilt will be full single bed size and once it is quilted and bound I will share. I have 2 more cushion fronts done, using the left over bricks. The backing fabric in draped over the ironing board now, waiting for a meeting with ruler and rotary cutter.
That sounds like my cue to get of my btm and get busy.
I hope that you all have a good weekend.
It has been a splendid day in Wales, I have been patchworking as well, although I dont as much done as you :-)ReplyDelete
You have a raft of animals to care for, I only have Ben. It makes a difference. When I had Springers my craft time was eaten up by walking them.Delete
What a lovely day you have had. Well done for skipping the sales today. I didn't go either, it looked like total madness on TV.ReplyDelete
I had several emails but just deleted them, I can't be doing with shopping at the best of times.Delete
I did buy a dressing gown from M & S in their sale weekend and that will be my Christmas present from my husband, so that was worth waiting for. I had a frustrating sewing afternoon, making foxy sleeping masks. They don't look very good but they will be given as presents to a couple of friends who have trouble sleeping in the daylight. As a 'lark' I don't understand them wanting to waste hours sleeping when they could be up enjoying the morning, but we are all different eh! Those Welsh mountain views will get even better when the cold weather arrives.ReplyDelete
Funnily enough I did an online order from M & S today. Got the rest of Francesca's Christmas present and all at half price. I am with you on the whole sleeping thing, but then I run on minimal sleep.Delete
We had a lovely day in Devon also, I dried the washing outside too, and as for Black Friday no thankyou ! How nice cooking up a turkey drumstick for ben, how tasty for him.ReplyDelete
I do give Ben fresh meat with his meals, I get well over a pound of meat from a drumstick. It works out at around 15 p a day, and he does enjoy it.Delete
Dear Pam, am just catching up after a long blogging break. So nice to be reading you again. I totally agree about Black Friday, the scenes I saw on the news dismayed and disgusted me. I hope things are reigned in next year, if not stopped altogether. Ridiculous. Still waitning to hear about your plans for your next stage! LxxxReplyDelete
My next stage, now that's in the hands of the Gods. I am having such a good time here that I have stopped planning. I am wallowing in my sewing, just started a new crochet project and have knitting in the wings. I need a second pair of hands.Delete
You did make me laugh looking for your car keys, that is exactly the sort of thing I do. I was looking for my car keys last week in work.....they were in my hand!!ReplyDelete
I had to laugh at myself, I can have something in my hand one minute and the next it has disappeared.Delete
Pam, I recevied your parcel today from the giveaway. Thank you so much! The bag is lovely and the extra cuts of fabric were very thoughtful and I am gong to use one of them in a quilt I'm making for'Adelaide. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.ReplyDelete
I am glad that you like the little bag. I know that I love it when I get a gift of fabric, so I thought that you might like it also. I hope that the prints were new to you.Delete