is driving me bananas!!
Why.... because I'm stitching green pears on a green(ish) dotty background and I am boggle eyed! My strongest crafty spectacles are about as much good as a chocolate teapot in this case and I've lost count of how many times I've attached those pears to my finger end.
Oh well.... seven down...... nine to go........
It's not all been pain and suffering. I finished all the applique for Block One of In My Garden. Yes....the fountain is the wrong way round. So much for remembering to reverse the pattern before tracing it on to freezer paper! It's not the first time I've messed up and it won't be the last......
Block One is finished... done... and I'm feeling flushed with success. Either that or the menopause is making a comeback! Block Two is a work in progress (the dreaded pears).... watch this space.
Mum commandeered my sewing room again this weekend
Her latest project is a blanket for Maisie. Bit of a big blanket for a very small cat. It's going to have to be folded so many times poor Maisie will get a nosebleed sitting on it.
It finally stopped raining long enough for me to get out into the garden....
to check out the damage to the big greenhouse. What a ramshackle state it's in! Weeks of the worst storms we've seen in years with gale force winds and falling tree branches all but demolished Mac's pride and joy. The front view isn't much better....
Now Mac is convinced we can fix it 'together'! Which basically means he'll supervise while I do the heavy lifting. I'll never forget the day we were installing the glass on the roof and he left me on a step ladder holding a large glass panel in place while he went to get some tools.... he only forgot I was there didn't he!! Had himself a cup of coffee and a bacon sandwich before he realised something was missing.....me!!
In the interests of sanity and the preservation of marital bliss.... I'm ignoring the greenhouse for now. I've started digging instead.....
The veggie bed didn't have any occupants last year and guess what..... the grass moved in. Darned thing has turned into an extension of the lawn., The ground is still soaking wet so no chance of giving it a good going over with my trusty garden fork. It's a hands and knees job with a pair of tweezers (OK... a hand fork) . Mac suggested I wore his old wet suit to creep about the soil... that man has a problem!
Right now you might be asking what happened to Maintenance Man. Well... he just went and got himself a regular job didn't he! Can't say as I blame him....self employment in hard economic times is no fun for a family man. So... it's back to the land for me.
I'd almost finished ground clearing .... OK... I'd reached the point where my neck and shoulders had solidified..... my little finger hurt... I was cold and wet and about to start blubbering when......
along came more rain. Was I glad to see it... perverse or what! Still... I got to go inside and once I'd managed to bend enough body parts to get into a nice hot bath all was well... until it was time to get out again!
Well... I think it's time for me to shut up. I'm starving and the Lasagna in the oven is smelling oh so good. Time to open a nice bottle of red and relax....ahhhhhhh!
See ya soon...... don't do anything I wouldn't do (ha... plenty of scope there then)!