Another month has whizzed by and although it didn’t start in the best way with a stay in hospital I think it has ended quite well…….and I have much to look forward to.
Month: February 2022
Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: After the Storms. Return to the garden.
I haven’t been to the garden for about ten days…..and in that time we’ve had three storms. Storm Eunice was particularly windy so I have a little trepidation about returning to the garden and seeing the damage to my shed roof. While I’m at the garden I tend to my potatoes by putting them out to chit….and I give my garlic a top dressing of fertiliser. A bit of a pottering morning and making the most of the beautiful light and the quiet after the storms.
Try it Yourself: Super easy cushion cover for beginners (plus sewing machine tips).
It’s a bit of a long one today as I have tried to cover a number of tips/techniques for the total beginner to sewing on a sewing machine. The video culminates in making the easiest cushion cover ever (so easy, and no zip…..it’s a 15 minute make!). Subjects covered include: changing a machine needle, changing the sewing foot, over-sewing a raw edge, creating a seam, seam allowances and creating a hem.
On the Sofa: Storms, seeds & kitchen chaos.
Today is a bit of a mixed bag……it’s time to start my first indoor seeds, the peppers, and propagate some more Pelargoniums….but first of all…how did I fare during storm Eunice? And why is there a freezer in my living room? And what did the postman bring? Grab a cuppa and let’s have a natter.
Beyond Frugal: A low spend year – Food.
Continuing with our low spend year challenge today I am talking all things food! Of course I am in a very lucky position in that I can grow so much of my own…..but on top of that I’m sharing some ideas for reducing our grocery bills. I am sure you will have some great ideas too so please feel free to share them with each other in the comments section below. Plus an update on my savings goal.
Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Getting stuck in again.
I feel like I have neglected the garden for too long this winter so it’s high time I got on with giving it some care and love…….but I will be going very slowly and giving myself some care at the same time. As I tend the garden it will tend me. Today includes a bit on onion sets, gardening gloves, some harvesting and lifting/dividing the Tree Lily.
On the Sofa: Books & Bits.
Over the last couple of weeks I haven’t done much beside reading (how glorious it has been!)……so today’s chat is full of books and a wee bit of other stuff. I loved all these books in different ways……except one of them……which I loathed so much I nearly threw it across the room!
Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: February Garden Tour ’22.
I’m gently getting back on with things and, having not done a tour of the garden for a couple of months, I thought this the best place to start. It will give me a good idea of the work that lies ahead.
On the Sofa: Home again.
I’m home again and here again after an unexpected absence when I ended up in hospital. I’m fine…if a little slow!