Friday 30 June 2017

De-clutter Mutter

One of my monthly goals is to de-clutter as much as I can and this month and next I''m purging up to 5 things each week. Today was the turn of the books from one shelf. 

It houses cookery, crocheting, quilting and the odd book on the go. Six books are off to the CS. Some I'm undecided about so I shall test them out and decide whether they are worth keeping. This is the first book I chose ...

... and this is the recipe I chose to make. Simple and looks good.

I think I'll have a go at another shelf now and see what else I can chuck. This de-cluttering is catching.


PS 1:- There is an ulterior motive behind all this in that the whole house needs decorating and the fewer things in each room the better! :)

PS 2:_ (Note to self) Mustn't eat 'flobby' food.

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Balls - Big Balls

Most of my stash had to be moved to accommodate the visitors and now it has been put back. These two balls, bought at the CB, are an addition to the DK yarn and what big balls they are too! The stash has definitely been replenished. Now I have two large bags of DK, a drawer of cottons, a drawer of chunky and a drawer of odds and sods. I think I have quite enough blankets now so the hunt is on for the next project.


Tuesday 27 June 2017

Strawberry ditty

One little, two little, three little strawberries,

Four little, five little, six little strawberries,

Seven little, eight little, nine little strawberries,

Ten little strawberry fruits.

Ten little, nine little, eight little strawberries,

Seven little, six little, five little strawberries,

Four little, three little, two little strawberries,

One little strawberry fruit.




Monday 26 June 2017

High as an elephant's eye

High there! DH sent off for some very tasty tomato seeds and in the parcel was a freebie packet of Hollyhock seeds. We've not tasted the tomatoes yet as they are still green but the Hollyhocks have taken off in the front garden. Each plant seems to have a different colour and each plant is more than 6 feet tall! They are reaching up to the sky like plants from an alien planet.

Here are the plants from a distance. Quite a few of the plants top the 7 feet mark.

The front garden is looking like a jungle.

We should have enough flowers to last to the end of the season.


Sunday 25 June 2017

What can I do?

I couldn't pass up this freebie from a friend but what can I do with over 150 small tubes of green and gold glitter? I've put 30 of them in a marmalade jar and will probably do the same with the others in order to cut down storage space.

Now I can't bring myself to throw away the tubes.

What can I do with over 150 small empty plastic tubes?

Oh the dilemma. :}


Saturday 24 June 2017

Well hello there

Long time, no blog. Places to go, people to see, visitors to entertain. Garden neglected, house a tip - washing, ironing and putting away all take time.

Gosh, what an excuse!

It's been sunny and we've been out and about.

It's been sunny and we've been sitting in the garden.

It's been sunny and all the weeds seem to have taken over, the grapevine has run rampant and the eating of the mange tout sadly neglected.

Now we are nearly back to normal and I've been pruning, picking, arranging and relaxing.

Lovely to see visitors and equally lovely to be back to our daily routines.