Our day of bright dry weather yesterday has turned overnight into a wet dull start to today. Not to worry, I have sewing on the table and the machine is all set up with new needle and full bobbin.
I made a little progress on the dress and the lining is cut out, centre front and back seams sewn and darts made. I will repeat with the dress fabric and then start the construction. Because this has no zip the method will be slightly different to my usual one. I will sew the shoulder seams on dress and lining then join at the neck. Then I will use the "sausage roll" method to join at the armholes before sewing side seams and hemming. It is ages since I did this but it is a reasonably easy method and quite fast.
I have the beginnings of a cold, W was saying yesterday that he had one coming on so I think that we may have picked it up at the hospital last week. Rats, it is difficult to sew or knit when you are constantly mopping your nose. I have increased my vitamin C consumption as that usually helps in the fight.
I made bread yesterday, my go to wholemeal seeded loaf and will make another tomorrow for W. He had one last week and went through it in 2 days, we are not at the hospital till midday so I have plenty of time to get it made before we go.
Tonight,s dinner is the chilli that I made yesterday, tomorrow I am thinking of making a mushroom and chestnut tart the lazy way.
I have puff pastry in the freezer so I will defrost it and roll out to fit a baking sheet, then score 1" in from the edge with a knife. Brush with egg wash and pile the filling inside the score line, 20 minutes in the oven will be plenty and I can steam some broccoli and roast a few halved tomatoes at the same time.
There will be enough for dinner and lunch the next day. Lovely.
It is almost time to collect Rufus and for the first time I am not keen. I feel stuffed up and achy but hopefully an hour walking in the fresh air will buck me up. Ben has been out but did not want a long walk this morning and we were back almost before we left.
He is now full of breakfast and curled up, snoring, beside me.
Now I must heave myself off the sofa and get ready for this walk, Rufus will be sitting at the door huffing, puffing and sighing deeply if I am all of 1 minute late.