Many of my plans were changed thanks to storm Freya, although I did get washing pegged out and almost dry on Saturday.
Today has been a wet and windy one, very strong gusts with the odd screaming Banshee thrown in for good measure.
Ben, the stoic, plodded through it all wrapped up in his coat. Herbie absolutely hates wearing a coat so sulked round with exaggerated sighs.
My garden plans have been put on hold and my plants are in a sheltered spot.
I passed a few hours by sorting through some of the dark fabric scraps and strips. Rootled through the box of wadding off cuts and made some more mats for the dogs dishes. 2 were delivered late this morning and made welcome. The rest will go out tomorrow, then I may well make some more. I know many people with dogs and most of them complain about water over the floor.
Poor Rufus is back on the sick, he did too much on Friday (not with me I hasten to add) and yesterday after his walk was in increasing pain. A visit to the Vet, painkillers and garden walk only.
I will pop round and see him every day for a fuss. I will probably make a little collection of soft toys that he can rip to bits to relieve the boredom. They will cost nothing but a bit of thread and my time as everything will be out of the scrap bins.
If I apply myself I may well be able to empty one box this week. In fact I will make that my mission, it will help as I still have 2 bags of scraps to sort through.
I have pulled out some of the prettier fabric to make a few zipper pouches, probably with boxed corners, in various sizes. Small ones are great for sewing and knitting kits and larger ones make good project bags.
I have a decent amount of zips and at least one roll of fusible interfacing to give them a bit of body.
I have done a little knitting and plan on doing a bit more this evening.
We did plan on Roast Pork tonight but enforced rest, thanks to Freya again, means that we are not that hungry. I cooked a little pasta, some cauliflower and broccoli and a gratin is now bubbling away in the oven.
I do like a one dish wonder and the smell is amazing. For the topping I cut the tail end crust off a loaf into small dice, mixed in some sunflower, pumpkin and linseed and a (generous) handful of grated cheese.
There is rhubarb pie for pudding, has anyone else got rhubarb going rampant, mine has almost morphed into a patch of Triffids.
I just hope that it does not weaken the plants, but I did pile them up with garden compost at the end of the year, and added half a tub of Chicken Manure pellets that were given to me.
I am looking at my dresses and thinking of turning some of them into tunics. I have quite a lots of solid fabric and could make some casual trousers to wear with them. I will think a bit more and get my pattern box down.
That's all for today, dinner is smelling good and it will be an early one as lunch did not happen.
Your one dish wonder sounds lovely-love all the ingredients. You have been busy with using up scraps-love those kind of makes. We have had a windy night and into the morning but nothing like you have had with Freya.ReplyDelete
I could almost give a couple of those mats to every dog owner in the village before running out of darker scraps.Delete
Rhubarb at the community plot is going well.ReplyDelete
I love it,we are having it roasted and under a sponge cake now, later on it will be crumble and then jam.Delete
Not a nice day here in Hampshire either so I made pouches too. My niece brought her daughter’s pencil case back for a replacement zip but that would be a waste of time so I made her a new one and then just kept on going, making patchwork ones which are very sweet. Now all 4 of the girls will have new pencil cases. Unfortunately it doesn’t take much fabric so the scrap bins are still overflowing.ReplyDelete
it is amazing that while a quilt takes so much fabric it seems to generate its own weight in scraps.Delete
Oh that's sounds really tasty. I rather think gratin might be on the cards for tea tonight. The freezer is full of cauli and broccoli and I love the sound of the crunchy topping and have loads of mixed seeds I could stir in. I'm still trying to reduce the sock yarn stash and will end up with a drawer full of knitted socks at the rate I am going.ReplyDelete
The gratin was really good, cubing the bread rather than making crumbs gives a lovely texture.Delete
Small parcel is on it's way to you, posted todayReplyDelete
I hesitated to publish this but decided to share the excitement. Parcels are always lovely to receive and as they say, all good things come in small packets. xxDelete