Perhaps that should be Going Slow, I would like to say that I have learnt a lesson but have no idea what led to the "dicky ticker" episode. ( known from now on as DT). I was not galloping along, it was cold but not freezing, I am mystified.
Anyway a couple of days taking easy have done the trick. I have had a reasonably busy morning today, all the top kitchen cupboards have been emptied, cleaned and the contents replaced, after a bit of a shuffle.
In times before the "DT" I would have done the base units and the oven in the same time. I have learnt to take things steady.
The SO has bottomed the sitting room and the scent of lavender polish is wafting through the house. Lovely.
I have pulled a couple of towels from the cupboard, they are the sole survivors of long gone sets. Tomorrow, or the next day, I will be cutting them up and running the resulting squares through the overlocker. They make marvellous cleaning cloths and stand up to a good hot wash without shrivelling into peculiar shapes.
Shades of my Granny coming out there, although as a child I was hemming the edges by hand. I had never seen a shop bought cleaning cloth till I went to boarding school.
I went through the kitchen linens drawer and have rooted out one or three tea towels that have seen better days. Why is it that linen cloths only dry up properly when they are just about worn out?
On my next shopping trip (hopefully tomorrow) I will be looking for some. I should be going to Neath and hopefully I will find some decent ones.
The first thing on my list is a camera, I did go to Ammanford a few days ago and completely forgot, if it isn't on The List then I do not buy it.
The wall hangings are layered and pinned, I need to decide on the quilting. I will probably sew 1/4 " inside every seam, nothing too much as I want the fabric to be the star. Mental note, remember to add the hanging sleeves or loops.
We watched a strange film last night "The Shape of Water". Quite a ridiculous story but the leading actor was so convincing in the range of emotions that she portrayed that we watched to the credits.
We are having a light meal tonight, neither of us is particularly hungry so it will feature eggs and mushrooms, possibly some onion and sweet peppers. Maybe an omelette, perhaps a scramble on toast.
We had a little dusting of snow yesterday, Ben did his best to pretend that it wasn't there, Herbie was fascinated and went doolally in the garden, diving into it and then blowing it off his face with gigantic snorts.
My chunky jumper is finished, it was a very quick make, I used the basic recipe from a magazine pattern but customised the yoke to my requirements. It did involve much trying on and posturing in the mirror, not so easy with magic loop cable and tips dangling, not to mention the yarn ball. At one point I almost lassoed Herbie, he thought it great fun.
On that happy thought I am off to get the dogs food ready, within 15 minutes they will be looking at me, doing a good impersonation of Oliver asking for more.