Monday, 10 April 2017

This Week Will Be.....Busy!!!

It's a bit chilly this morning although the sun is shining on and off.
A few grey clouds floating about but we still have some gorgeous blue sky.

This week is going to be all about getting ready for my birthday party on Sunday so lots of tidying, cleaning and doing as much food prep as I can to make things easier on the actual day.
Luckily I have my little helper Ruby coming to stay on Friday for the weekend so I am saving a few things that she particularly wants to help with......mostly the sweet

Tonight for tea we will be having gammon with roasted Charlotte potatoes and a red cabbage slaw with an apple and mustard dressing so that should be quite tasty.......and fairly quick to cook too.

I doubt I shall get much sewing done this week with everything else that needs doing and I will have to tidy a lot of stuff away anyway. I have my graph pad and coloured pencils so I might make a start on designing my next quilt after I have checked on what fabrics I can use.
Andy wants his own sofa quilt and I have two sets of fabrics that would be ideal for that. I still have to make a quilt for Marlowe after abandoning the Vintage Picnic quilt I started. It will get picked up again at some point in the future but it just wasn't working for me as I really don't like white and there was too much of it.
I have a few of the pattern weights to finish.....all hand sewing so the machines can go away for this week.

So....Mrs Marigolds and vinegar spray I shall be for the next few days

Hope you all have a lovely week.


  1. Have a good week getting ready
    (My 62nd birthday on Sunday, hope Col is home this weekend and eldest and family come and visit.)

    1. My 60th on Saturday Sue but we are having the party Sunday. I never intended to have a party but DDIL talked me into it.
      Wishing very hard for Col to be home to celebrate with you-x-

  2. A party! It sounds like there will be a lot to do, but something fun at the end. I hope the party is wonderful. Designing a new quilt sounds like a fun thing to do. You do such beautiful work I am sure it will be well loved.

    Have a great week!

    1. It will definitely be a busy week as if I give a party everything is homemade although I am cheating on the coleslaw this
      I love sitting and drawing out designs for quilts. It helps me not to waste fabric and also to know if I have enough for what I want to do.
      That was a very kind thing to say Sharon...thank you very much-x-

  3. Hope there will be bunting flying in a gentle breeze with soft rays of sunshine casting a glow onto your best side for lots of party pictures! Happy preparations Sheila.

    1. Ahhhh thank you Jackie.
      I don't think the weather forecast is too good for this weekend but I'm going to keep my eye on it and if it does turn out to be good then we will have the party outside.

  4. I am planning on starting sewing again once i have sorted out the tension on my sewing machine lol xxx


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