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24 March 2017

A Mountain Of Mug Rugs!!!

For some reason I didn't feel much like working on the quilt yesterday and wanted to do something a bit smaller.
With other jobs to be done I didn't have an awful lot of time so I decided to use up leftovers of the quilt fabric to make some mug rugs and set about cutting all the 5" squares needed and I managed to get enough for eight.
There are also four quilt squares leftover as I cut forty but only needed thirty six so they will be made into a cushion.
I will get some sewing done today but not much as I have to go out shopping tonight. Probably won't get much done tomorrow either as I am off to see Ruby in her dance class show.....I had forgotten that it was tomorrow so the fabric shopping trip to Derby has been postponed. 
As Sunday is Mother's Day I am hoping Andy will offer to cook lunch and I will get a whole day at the machine.

I've been a bit lacksadaisical with the shopping over the last few weeks and have some serious holes in my store cupboard that need filling. There is still lots in the freezers so no need for meat, fish or chicken just yet.
I had better stock up on bread flour as I am making bread nearly every day now. There is dough mixing in the machine just now ready to bake a loaf for Andy to have with some soup when he comes in tonight.

Just have to finish off my shopping list, knead the dough and leave it to prove and then I will get on and sew these mug rugs.
Beans on toast with a nice cuppa for quick tea for DD and I before we go out and that will be another day done and dusted.

Hope you are all having a lovely day.
Sheila-x-

 

23 March 2017

No Whittering Today!!!

After the events of yesterday a post about me and my life would be inappropriate.

My thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrible attack.

Sheila-x-

22 March 2017

When I Think Of Spring......!!!

........I think of green grass, sunshine and open windows letting in a lovely breeze to freshen everywhere....oh and of course baby lambs.
I don't think of brown filthy mud, rain and the heating on full blast because it's so cold.

Yes it's another wet and windy day here in Staffordshire and the sofa quilts and cushion covers which were going to be washed and hung out on the line will not be getting done today. Instead I will be making a huge pan of soup (Ganma's magic soup as Ruby will be here) and homemade bread.
I have discovered that I prefer to use the breadmaker to do all the hard work and then bake the bread in the oven. The loaf I made in the machine yesterday looked and tasted lovely but the crust was just way too crusty for comfort.

Two rows done on the quilt and four to go but there won't be much sewing done today. I might get another row marked up for the quilting if I have time before Ruby gets here but I'd like to make a cake too so maybe not.....I shall have to see.

Coffee has been drunk so I am away to don my apron and start on my cooking duties.
Hope your weather is better than ours.
Sheila-x-

 

21 March 2017

This, That And The Other!!!

I do so love rag quilting.
Yesterday I got one row of squares quilted and trimmed and started to assemble them into a strip before it was time to cook and spend a little time with DD.
Today I am hoping to get a little more done as we are just having a cheese and pineapple salad for tea so no cooking.....although I will be making bread.

We made the decision last night that we will be going to the quilt show in August at the NEC.
DD is not a crafter but she has a great interest in anything I do and she loves shopping for craft materials and tools with me. In fact I could give her some money and send her out shopping and she would come back with things that I would have chosen myself.
Anyway....once I have been to Derby on Saturday to buy fabric to make the apron/dress pattern I bought there will be some serious saving going on ready for August.

It's sunny and windy today. Bitterly cold but I should get some washing dried outside for a change.

Right bread to be made and sewing to do....and that will be my day today.
What are you all up to?
Sheila-x-

20 March 2017

A Yellow Mac And Red Spotty Wellies!!!

I have a desperate need to get out in the thrashing down rain for a walk to blow some of these damned cobwebs away......I have gone down with another cold which I could really do without.
Unfortunately I don't own a single coat that is even very showerproof let alone storm proof and I don't much fancy getting soaked to the skin.
Today would be a good day to own a yellow mac and red spotty wellies 😄

One morning this week I would like to get into to town to have a rootle round the charity shops.
I am on the lookout for an old candy striped or floral flannelette sheet to use as a backing for one of the quilt kits I bought on Friday and for the other one I am looking for an old embroidered tablecloth.
Neither of them will be started just yet but I would like to have everything needed so that when I do make them I can finish them.

Today I need to catch up on some laundry, do some tidying and hoovering and prepare tea for DD and I. Unusually we are having a cooked meal tonight....fish, potatoes, peas and parsley sauce which we love but Andy doesn't but it's just the right kind of day for comfort food and he will have a hot meal before he goes to work at lunchtime.
After that I will get back to layering and pinning the quilt squares before I start quilting them.
I'm getting impatient now to see what the quilt looks like when it's all put together.

Think I might need a coffee to gee myself up before I get going so I'll get the kettle on.

Hope it's a bit drier where you are today.
Sheila-x-