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.
Love the tree skirt, the fabric is beautiful. We have been having a lot of soup this week too, it is great comforting food perfect for the time of year. A bonus that it is cheap and cheerful too.ReplyDelete
Nothing to compare with hot soup on a cold day.Delete
That's a lovely tree skirt. I really MUST make one for our tree - always meant to. Lots more little projects to keep you busy, and I love those OTT bits you got to decorate the glasses. I trust you will get some Heavyweight Champagne to go in those flutes!!!ReplyDelete
It has only taken me 3 years to get around to making the tree skirt, duh, and it was so easy and quick. I will pass on the Champers, I do like it but only the good stuff, no Moet for me.Delete
I love the Christmas boots. I like the way you talk about washing and ironing, not many people iron anymore...but I do. Some days I enjoy ironing.ReplyDelete
I was brought up to iron everything on the inside then turn and iron on the outside, I do not do that very much now, I used to hate it but now find it to be a stress buster.Delete
We are doing well with the weather here, Pam gorgeous sunshine all day today, but harsher weather on the way they say.ReplyDelete
Love your tree skirt - I keep meaning to make one, I fancy one in felt, with appliqué candles and holly etc… one year may be! L xx
I am planning some felt work and hope to get out next week to buy some.Delete
I love your tree skirt! So pretty!!! xxReplyDelete
Thank you Amy.Delete
Oh that is exciting news P that I won the scrappy parcel. Thank you so much Pam.ReplyDelete
I will get it sent off next week, I will cherry pick the colours for you.Delete