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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I’m home again and here again after an unexpected absence when I ended up in hospital. I’m fine…if a little slow!