Staying in the round, I had a little tidy and declutter of the mantle piece, where everyone chucks loose change, odd sweets, till receipts and the like. It is stained where everyone has put their cups, so these are a little late but again they hide some of the imperfections, until I get round to doing something about them.
I liked making coasters to hide the imperfections and they are obviously very quick and easy for a bit of instant gratification. Adding more crochet to the house in whatever form makes me happy. I have resisted starting another blanket (I think). I do have a nasty case of 'Startitis' at the moment. I have an idea for Cushion covers for the dining chairs and started this:
Now I told you I have a bad case of 'Startitis', while hanging the fabric on the wall I shifted some bags of yarn. I think I have found the stash that the dog raids when I go out. I come back home to various pretty balls of yarn around the house, usually with the ball band missing but the yarn does not often get damaged. Maybe a little bit tangled. I think if 'Lacey' was a human rather than a dog she would love yarn crafts too. I found a lonely ball of 'King Cole' Riot. I can't tell you the colourway, because the ball band is missing! I think it is 'Wicked' or 'Magic' or something like that. I received it in a swap last Christmas. I love this yarn and actually bought it and sent it to my 'Swap Partner'! How silly. We did swap other lovely goodies too though. I unearthed it this weekend and decided it would be perfect for a 'Queen Anne's Lace Scarf'. After five or six false starts on the pattern Here, I think I have finally grasped it. There is a strong theme to this post that perfectionism is not my strong point!
Sunday is my main baking/ cooking day. I was up early this morning to chat with the hens and gather in the harvest for the Sunday Lunch. Yesterday I dug some potatoes with four chickens perilously close to the spade. I can't say they were helpful, they were a positive hindrance. They were having such fun though I did not want to spoil it by putting them in there coop. Yesterday was one of the annual highlights of the chicken world. The emptying of the Compost bins! They love this. I put barrow loads of compost onto the borders and fruit bushes. The chickens helped to spread it all. Boy did they spread it all. . . all over the lawn! Now I need to find the time to rake it all. Today's harvest was a few apples and the last of the green beans.
I have had a Happy Hooky weekend and the antibiotics seem to be working their magic. I am a bit resentful that although work pays the bills it does spoil the hooky time! Monday afternoon at work is 'Cooking Lesson'. The kids love it and so do I. Last week we made 'Apple Crumbles' and tomorrow they will make 'Apple Pie'. Not a bad achievement for 8-10 year olds.
I hope you have all had a good weekend too. xxx