It has been a long old week this week and I am very thankful that it is the weekend. I still am not firing on all cylinders and feel a bit icky, but I have a lot to do and so little time to do it in.
Today has been a gorgeous day; the sun has been out - I went into town as I usually do for fresh air, stretch my legs and get away from my desk but today without a coat it was well warm. Today we have had events at work in aid of Sport Relief, a dress down day, Wii Sports Event, cakes etc. So I have been to work in my casual wear today i.e. my jeans. Its been busy but that is par for the course.
I managed to score a bargain at the fabric store today 3 metres of over 60 inch wide furnishing fabric for £5 - so I have bought three metres of a dark green and a more appley green textured fabric 6 metres in all for £10. I shall have another mosey again next week to see if anything else takes my fancy. I have a load of canvas needlepoint panels that I have completed over the years all different but similar colourways and I thought I would start making the cushion covers for these to be inserted to; buying the fabric like this means I get the colourway I want but also for any future panels I complete I wil be able to make a matching cover up to display it in. I love deep squishy cushions that look good but also feel good against my back. I am all for creature comforts. I am also incredibly lucky that I was taught to sew; a skill much in demand these days.
I also managed to pick up a very attractive chiffon style stole in one of the Charity shops at dinner. I was in there checking out gentlemans cotton shirts. The going rate for the same seems to be £3.50 at the moment in Peterborough. I am tempted though to start collecting a few so that I can have a go at a frugal style quilt for the house; but I think I am going to have to check out OH's shirts that are far too small for him first. At this time of year I am always split between making things and planting seeds etc. Will see how tomorrow goes and if I am up to it and the weather is nice I might attack the back garden again.
I also need to replace the covers on the two mini greenhouses; think have spotted some replacement ones in Wilkinson's for £5 a piece so will have to go and snaffle some once I get paid. That way I will be then able to get my seeds on the go.
This time of year come Friday night I want to be on my travels to pastures new to seeing different parts of the country and to venture forth to a few favourite ones like Cornwall and Devon; but sadly that is not to be for a little while which is a little frustrating to say the least. I think I must have inveterate gypsy syndrome in my soul or a definite wanderlust of one sort or another; but equally I love being able to potter in my home and do homely things; bit of a free spirit really don't like being tied down.
Anyway I am off to potter
Hope you have a lovely evening and weekend