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Still Breathing

But only just.I have just surfaced to say that I have had Woman Flu, much worse than Man could imagine let alone live through.I have sneezed through a mountain of tissues, swallowed useless medication and upped my intake of vitamin C till I almost turned as yellow as a lemon.I am still sneezing and coughing but it is abating.I will be back with you...

More on yesterday.

Yesterday we decided that as last Sunday was a lovely lazy day we would do the same.It did not quite work out as we did go out, I told you about that already.I took the "me/us day" up a notch.Usually I am a jump in the shower, wash hair and body, rinse and get out of there at top speed. Far too impatient to run a bath.Well, yesterday I started the bath...

All Change, and fast.

I got up this morning to warm dry air, patchy grey and blue sky with a strong hint of sunshine.By the time I had made and drunk a cuppa the wind had got up, the sky was now all grey and the temperature had dropped noticeably.An hourish later we were on our way to Neath and it started to spit with rain, we drove through that into blue shies and sunshine.Neath...

The times they are a'changing.

So sang the mighty Bob and I seem to have caught the drift and gone along with it.I used to watch several, if not more, podcasts and read loads of blogs that are not on my list. Recently that time has gone to other pursuits, not the least of which is sewing through the stash.There are still some podcasts that I want to watch, Sew Sweet Violet in one...

Playing not lazing

Rain stopped work outside today.It has turned Tuesday to Sunday, we had a slow start to the day and then did a quick swoop through Tesco.The SO cleverly put a pot of coffee on before we left so once we had thrown carefully put the shopping away we had a cup. Then I started to batch cook for the freezer. Meat sauce and veggy sauce all ready to be portioned...

Will it, Won't it ?

Be dry and fine? The sun is trying hard to push the clouds aside but there is a chilly wind that is battling against it.Never mind, although I have work to do in the garden some of that can be moved to the greenhouse.Then of course there is the house to be gone through. We had a very lazy day yesterday, minimal jobs were done, quite a bit of telly watching...

Wet and Windy with a Giveaway.

The weather that is, my garden is happy for a respite from the dry wind that has sucked so much moisture up.I had a little play with some food safe dyes yesterday, I injected the dye into cakes then, once they were heat set and spun in the washing machine, I wound them into skeins.These were some that I caked up ages ago after taking 20 grams off to...

Almost there,

My leftover blocks have been married to the new blocks and make a pleasing partnership.Not a very flattering view, the angle is too severe.Better, but the lighting is all wrong.The view from the bottom , still not wonderful.I still have to decide upon border fabric, shall I use a solid, a floral or something else, whatever that may be. Polka dots, geometric...

How fast............

Did I jump down that rabbit hole?Very.It took maybe, oh about a split second.Yes, I know I have played with yarn dyeing before.Yes, I did have fun.I have knitted some up.Given some as gifts.I even sold some.But this was different.This was dyeing fibre,that I had prepared from a smelly, greasy fleeceA blue blend that looks vaguely purplish in some lights and...

i love you from....

the bottom of my scrappy stash. Apologies to The Beautiful South, such a shame that they are no more.Thank you all so much for my happy birthday wishes and I am trying not to let all the praise go to my head. If it grows my hair will look too short.I have seized "the bull by the horns" and started another scrappy project. I had 6 large log cabin blocks...

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