But - before we deal with today - lets go back to the scones v WI. I am pleased to say that they nearly all went with one member commenting on how the apricot cut through the marzipan - I will take that as a compliment!
So - back to today. This morning I set off with a car load to the tip. I forgot that they recycle everything and hadn't sorted the bags out - but the nice young men emptied the boot and then started going through the bags! Next step was the monthly blood test at the hospital to monitor the temporal arteritis (which seems to be behaving itself now that I have left the stress of work behind) before moving onto a little shopping. I had an online order delivered at 10pm last night - so why did I forget some stork?
|View of the lane - the house is behind the rubbish bins|
Well - I couldn't take a picture of the house itself!
Once home it was a light salad lunch in the garden and a read of a Cathy Kelly book before starting the next project - a Dresden plate clock. I saw the idea on facebook and thought - why not. If it goes wrong then I've just wasted a bit of fabric and my time. I am hoping to finish it tonight and show you tomorrow. However I was delighted to see that the fabric I bought in spalding has now done the table runner, the drawer topper, the clock and there should be enough to make a patchwork style "trinket tray" - value for money I would say. If you want to make one for yourself then follow the link and move forward to around 24 minutes in.
updated:- clock finished - ta da!!
Finally its confession time. My mother was asking me what I was buying myself as a retirement present and I have toyed with the idea of a felting machine or an overlocker. Instead (and my excuse is that the cost of the drains yesterday was a lot lower than I thought it would be) I have just ordered two opening roof windows for the conservatory. As some of you are aware my bedroom is off the conservatory and does not have any windows other than the French windows into the conservatory. Living in a bungalow I am reluctant to leave the windows open when I am out but clearly need to get some air into the room. These should sort it out - and I get a free brass winder!!!!