Don't we all feel better when we can see the sun? It came out for a few minutes here today and my spirit lifted.
My day started with a trip to the dentist - where he confirmed that I had lost the side of my tooth. I am thankful that there is no pain but he managed to seal the filling and then explained the different alternatives. I could leave it like that but the rest of the tooth, in his opinion, would crumble away in 6 months. The medication that I am taking does not help any healing process so a lost tooth would almost inevitably leave me with a hole in my gum - not nice! I would then need a bridge which would involve removing the crown on one side and altering the perfectly healthy canine tooth on the other - again not nice! The upshot is that I have elected for a crown - the ouch, as Happymum said, comes in the price - £475! Between Daisy and my tooth I am a study for how to spend money quickly!
Avoiding the shops I came home to continue my decluttering and sorting adventures. I am missing my sewing, almost like an addict, so I gave myself a target of three bags, a suitcase, filling the suitcase with the discarded fabric that I mentioned previously, making the bed upstairs and putting the washing on. Then, and only then could I sit down at the machine!! The rouble was that, by this time, I just needed a sit down and some lunch!
After lunch I made a start on the patchwork bath mat. I cut the blue fabric into Jelly Roll size strips and did a "Jelly Roll Race" top - you sew the ends of the strips together then join bring the two ends of the long strip together, sew the side and then cut at the halfway point etc etc. The initial joining takes the time but after that it grows really quickly although you need to be happy with a random pattern - you just cannot avoid some neighbouring colours being repeated. The plan is to use an old towel as the wadding and then backing - the mat will then just need to be quilted to keep the layers together - sorted! There should also be enough fabric strips to make a pedestal mat to match.
So - Sewingbuddy - I am sticking to the "no fabric buying" pledge. However I must admit that I was very grateful to my mum who bought me another House of Zandra felt kit for christmas. It is arriving by post but I chose the duck as I think that it will look lovely in the new bedroom.