Sunday, 26 January 2014
Bits and pieces
I have been doing something this week
that I haven't done for about 40 years.
I've been sewing!
I had to borrow eldest daughters' sewing machine,
mine is sitting rusty in the garage.
It was so nice to use , nice and smooth to sew with.
Unlike mine that used to sound a bit
like a freight train coming up the passage.
I'm almost tempted to start sewing again.
What was I making?
Squab covers for the caravan.
By the time I got to the last one
I had it down to a fine art.
Well almost. No they're not perfect
but I'm quite pleased with my effort.
I've also had my 'hair done today.
It is very straight and fine and hard to do anything with.
So I decided to get a colour put in it instead.
I loved it when Helen Mirren went pink,
but I wasn't game enough to have it done all over.
So we decided on a "smudge" in the front.
It took two or three goes to get the colour right
but we think we've got it nailed now.
Tomorrow we are heading up to the caravan
for a week or so - unless the weather packs up.
Our summer hasn't been terrific,
but I am not complaining when I see
what is happening in other parts of the world,
what with the flooding in England, the snow in
America and the bush fires in Aussie.
So what's a little wind.
We have been extremely lucky we have just had wind,
even if it has been pretty non stop for months.
So we will head off in the morning,
both our daughters will drop in
and have turns at feeding Claude over the week
and all going well my GKB will have enough
fine weather to catch a fish or two.
I just enjoy getting away for a while.
P.S. Claude has just discovered beds, couches and easy chairs after 14 years, and he rather likes them. Woe betide if I should lift my backside off my seat, apparently they're more comfortable if someone has been kind enough to warm them for you.
So on that note I will leave you
and see you when I get back.