Before I start today's adventures (although that word might be a tad misleading!) I need to address a couple of comments left yesterday. There seemed to be consternation about some missing chickens. I was referring to a "bunting pattern" that was in the middle of the stash but I have a separate picture here. (sorry I cant rotate it). The idea is to make the chickens and then hang on the newly painted dresser - rustic / shabby chic!
So - onto today. Truthfully I am shattered after several short nights (cant get to sleep, wake up early, long day yesterday) so could really have done without Katie barking at 6am. However I got up, showered and dressed and then cleared around - leaving me time to sit in front of the Create and Craft sewing show at 8am. Last night I used my new light box to trace a design and so enjoyed some hand sewing time. Sadly, however, it looks as if there might be a problem - the recharging batteries do not seem to be recharging - so that will mean a phone call tomorrow.
Then it was back into the conservatory to listen to The Archers whilst scrubbing and cleaning. We have now reached the stage where half the floor is glistening clean and therefore I can start to move the sofas back into place. I just want to wash the windows before blocking them up. (In case you don't know the conservatory is 8m long by 3m - quite large. I only mention that in case you think that I am spinning this job out a tad too long. That plus the recent warm weather does not always make the conservatory a pleasant place to work in.
After lunch and an afternoon nap (well I did say that I was tired) I was off outside to mow the lawn before reconciling the church finances ready for their meeting tomorrow afternoon and then walking the dogs. Finally it was time to clear the dresser and sugar soap it - ready for the first coat of paint tomorrow. I am sure that I didn't work this hard before!!
Finally - a challenge to get your brain cells ticking. As if I don't have enough to do I thought that it might be fun to set myself a challenge every week. Nothing major or costly - just something that you can look back on and say - that's what I did this week. For example I have never done a McDonalds drive through so might give that a try this week when I go to the pictures. Or I might try writing a shirt story and see if I can get it published. Perhaps I can make a number of items for charity using the helping hands page on facebook - you see what I mean. So - over to you for ideas - Challenge Lynda! I already have a list of over 30 ideas but want 52. what can you come up with? I, however, reserve the right to ignore the challenge if its too difficult / unreasonable!!!!