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.