Not moaning. Not whinging. Not complaining. Just saying.
Just as I had the sewing back into a very orderly state, sewing organised and nothing laying around, my lovely friend who has an online fabric shop dropped by.
Not only did she have her dogs for lots of cuddles but she brought 3 huge bags of fabric with her. Everything from precut candy squares to fat quarters and bigger, with every size between. Oh Yum.
Of course it all needed sorting and pressing, it has come out of her scrap bins and boxes.
Of course I was totally delighted.
Of course the minute she left I dived headfirst into the first bag.
I separated the whites and creams into a bag, then started on the coloured. I pulled out handfuls at a time and sorted them by shape and size. That lot have been pressed and put away.
The second bag has been emptied and sorted but not pressed.
The third bag is singing a siren song but I have closed my ears until the pressing pile is done.
Needless to say there can be no sewing done till it has all been dealt with.
It will be a little while as my foolish rush yesterday resulted in a really aching back, painkillers and about 12 hours in bed with a succession of hot water bottles and heat pads,
I am being very careful today and taking rest breaks and stretching frequently.
More haste, less speed and look before you leap and all that.
Dinner is in the oven, I saw the Budget Slimmers make a potato roulade a couple of days ago. I have made a version tonight using a mix of white and sweet potato with a small parsnip for the base. The filling is chestnuts, mushrooms, red onion in some red wine vinegar and mushroom sauce, lots of seasoning and some fresh thyme, a spoonful of wholegrain mustard and a little liquid smoke, oh and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. After rolling it up I brushed it with a little egg and sprinkled on a tablespoon of fine grated Parmesan cheese. With shredded cabbage and carrots it should make a decent meal.
I will have to make the time to go and find a camera, I miss putting pics up. Perhaps on Friday, I will need to top up fruit and veg and will need eggs and milk soon.
Now it is time to check on dinner.