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Day 73- Post 1


Good morning!

What another gorgeous day! I have already done a make today. Sitting in the south facing conservatory, making in the heat of the day was not something I wanted to do this afternoon. I had been asked to make something that had to be finished for this evening, so I got cracking early this morning to beat the heat.

Here it is! A black, white and grey breakfast set! (Hope you like it Loz!) I am getting that I can make these bread baskets in my sleep…..but it is all making and I love it!

Anyway, I am going to have lunch in the garden…and contemplate what I am going to do this afternoon. Apologies to everyone who is stuck at work.

See you later.





Day 59


Good evening folks. Is it really Thursday again?

I had to stop today and look about me. I have been so immersed in getting ready for the fair this Saturday….(Baslow, Derbyshire, 10am – 4.30pm would love to see you!) , and sorting the monsters out, that I had not noticed how dusty everywhere had become! So it was on with the marigolds and out with the mop and bucket, Pledge and dusters. Worked up quite a sweat as it was quite warm here today in the rolling hills.

There is something quite nice about sitting in a tidy house. It is very calming. It is a time when you wish that somebody would call round, obviously leaving the house with the impression that it is always neat and tidy! Unfortunately I was thwarted with that today, as visitors arrived while I was in the thick of it……Bah! Never the less I had an enjoyable half hour without cushions being crumpled, throws being pulled off the sofas, Picasso’s next masterpiece left on the coffee table, shoes and socks being left by the front door and DVD’s  littering the floor.

Then the monsters came home…and I have to start all over again tomorrow! Curses!

I had put all of the sewing back into the conservatory, ready for me to sort out. I was dreading going in there as there was all manner of things that I had to finish before Saturday. When DH came home all my excuses for putting off sorting it all out literally ran out the open door. The time had come to face it!

Actually it was quite enjoyable…a bit like when facing a pile of marking; banging your head against a wall is preferable to starting it, but then once started, it is fantastic to find out that what you wanted the children to learn has been accomplished! There has been lots to do. Want to see?

I started off by making these………

…..these were what I couldn’t finish on Monday night. I still have 2 more small ones to make, but I can’t face doing those tonight.

After I had made these I needed to do this……..

 Can you see it tucked in there. Yes labels had to be sewn into all the baskets.

….as you can see I have made quite a few!

 In fact: two extra large, three large, two small bread baskets and three coffee pot covers have been made by my own lily white hands! So you can see why I cannot face making two more small ones tonight!

Anyway, I need to press on. Somewhere under a huge pile of clean washing is my bed. I can just about hear it calling to me….it’s a bit muffled as it’s a big pile of washing! I need to sort all that before I can retire.

Good night all, and see you tomorrow!


Day 56- Post 2


Good evening.

I have to admit to be exhausted tonight. Bank holidays!  Having three children to entertain really takes its toll. The problem is the wide age gap from the oldest to youngest. They each have their own interests, and all three have their own opinions!

We settled on going to the cinema….until I checked up on what was showing. The only thing suitable for all ages was Beauty and the Beast in 3d. Two boys objected most strongly, and Moo just said

‘Beauty and the Beast! I’m nearly 12 you know!’ I took it as a no!  So what to do? The arguments continued and squabbles nearly set in for the day…until I suggested we go to buy a DVD and set up a cinema at home.

So off we set to the supermarket. Now the only way to shop when we are en mass is to ram raid…not literally, but to dive in, run round like lunatics and get out again as soon as possible. It’s best for everyone concerned…especially our fellow shoppers. Wherever we go there is always lots of noise you see. So on our arrival we split. The littlies went to the toy aisle, while I collected the groceries together.

By the time I met up with the monsters, they were proudly holding up the film that was to become our cinema night. So we set off home, listening to Boo’s new CD…Moshie Monster’s and the proud owners of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked!

On arrival I decided that I needed to complete the days make, and to take my mind of the evenings entertainment.

As you can see I have adjusted the bread basket design…and made it bigger!

I love this fabric! I seem to have made a lot out of it over the past few weeks.

These bread baskets are quite a bit bigger than the last load that I made. They are deeper too. I need to think whether they need press studs on them, like the previous batch…I made these in a slightly different way

I decided to do coffee pot covers for this fair too.

… I have got other baskets to make in this fabric..but not today.

Well we have watched Alvin and the Chipmunks. Not as bad as ‘Hop’, but I could have used the hour and twenty minutes in a better way.

Anyway got to go. I need to get uniforms organized for tomorrow…and the Rooster has fallen asleep waiting for Daddy. I did tell him DH would not be coming back today, but as I said at the beginning, all my children have their own opinions!

See you tomorrow