All of the above and lots more that I can not think of right now.
I have had no inclination to write here or even to read my favourite blogs.
I have been busy, but not that busy. Of course the longer you leave something the harder it is to start again. (I do have a v e r y l o n g languishing WIP that may get finished one of these days/months/years)
I offer no excuses, there are none.
I have been knitting and sewing with a little crochet on my lap blanket. I had a lovely Saturday in the Flying Goose Quilting shop last week.
lots of people to talk quilting with as there was a class going on.
I did splash out on some fabric, Francesca's friend Lucy will be staying for a few days later in the year and I want to make a quilt for her.
I still have not unpacked my Fabric Guild order, there has simply not been room to lay it out. I had a quilt top to sew together, that is now done, and then went straight into pulling the fabrics for Lucy. My new purchases and the stash fabrics have been cut into charm squares and some of the background fabric is cut into jelly roll strips. I am going to make the Falling Charm quilt from The Missouri Star Block magazine. I have made this before in 2 sizes, this one will be 83" by 96".
No idea what that is in metric, I sew quilts in imperial.
I am trying to decide whether to have my hair chopped off or grow it long again, it is falling on my shoulders now and is just a nuisance. In the interim I am tying it up most days.
I am enjoying the extra daylight in the early evening, the dogs like it as well, their last walk gets longer daily.
The garden will soon be ready to walk and work on, we have had lots of drying wind and sun, I am making tentative plans.
I was bumbling around yesterday afternoon and drifted into the kitchen and made cakes, coffee/walnut and hazlenut (I ran out of walnuts) and a new to me recipe for Banana bread with sultanas and some mixed spice. Not too shabby at all, W had a banana loaf and a decent chunk of the coffee cake and pronounced them to be yuuuumy.
I did a shop on Sunday afternoon in Ammanford, I needed some things from Wilko, I popped into Tesco for something that I can only get there and picked up 2 large roasted chickens for £3.00. They were stripped of meat (in the freezer) and the carcasses in the slow cooker with carrot, onion and some basic herbs within minutes of getting home. The stock simmered away on low overnight and was beautiful, golden and aromatic. I have a good supply in the freezer now. It was serendipitous as I was down to 1 small pot of stock.
There, after being away I am running on . It is past 6:00 so I better find some dinner, we had a large (by our standards) lunch today so something small and snacky will suffice. Not Just Cake as tempting as it sounds.
I hope to keep the bloggy momentum going now that I have broken the ice.