I've gone very high tech this year with my blog and added several pages, the latest being 'Charity' where I'm going to post photos of all my makes in 2017. So far there's nothing on the book one as I'm still wading through Few Eggs, but no doubt there will be a long list by December.
Talking of Few Eggs, it's taking me far longer to read than I thought because I have to keep breaking off to google. Two things in particular I'd never heard about were the Bethnal Green Tube disaster in 1943 when 173 people were crushed to death and a bomb that hit a school in Petworth in 1942 which killed 28 children, the Headmaster, a teacher and a nearby laundry worker.
It's true when they say a picture is worth a thousand words because the children were buried together and seeing a photo of that long grave with all the tiny coffins lined up is heartbreaking.
I seem to be all over the house this week with projects. I had to drop Sparky at the groomers so while I was there I popped into Asda and spotted some butterfly pillowcases. I buy a lot of pillow cases for sewing projects as they work out a lot cheaper than material which means I have more pennies to spend. One is being made into little bags, the other will be used for quilting.
I also bought this fabric from Lidl. It cost £2.99 and is 100% cotton. Again, a couple of pieces are for bags, the others are for a quilt.
I'm still knitting and crocheting in the evenings and this week I've made the second gown and also worked this little crib up.
After a lot of looking I finally managed to find a video which showed how to make angel wings. They're really simple to do and take less than 5 minutes to hook up.
Thomas won an award at school this week for 'superb behaviour'. Most of his awards are for good behaviour and it's nice to know his teacher recognises this, but I always think it sounds as though he's generally a little ratbag and has actually managed to be good for a week! They really need to add "as usual" on the end. Here he is looking like he's been dragged through a hedge backwards. Lord knows how he'll go on at High School with the tie, he hates having it right up to his neck but the Head at what will hopefully be his new school is a stickler for uniform.
No shopping with Mum this week, she didn't feel like de-icing the car. Can't say I blame her, it's been really cold here again this week. But she did come down yesterday for a brew and a drive over to Dunelm with us where I spent the grand total of £4.48 on lace and wadding.
The lilies from last week have opened and smell wonderful.
Unfortunately, while Mark was closing the blinds he balanced the vase on the carpet and it fell over and I now have a lovely yellow stain. A top tip for any future lily pollen calamities is don't touch it, certainly don't try to sponge it up like we did because it spreads like wildfire, just get some sellotape and it lifts off straight away.
Yet another book has been added to the stash. This is about a boy called Harry who every time he dies returns as a child with all the knowledge from his lives previously lived.
We are addicted to poached eggs at the moment. The best thing is I can't make them but Mark can, so it's become his job to provide breakfast at weekends.
I went to my physio appointment on Monday. After pressing down on either side of my spine it was declared I have very tight muscles. Thank goodness he didn't ask me to turn over to repeat the exercise on my tummy - the diagnosis would have been completely different! These are the exercises I have to do. Have I? Well, I'm trying but it flipping well hurts to do anything when you've got a bad back so it's not going too well at the moment.
I've got a busy week ahead of me. Sienna is staying over Tuesday and Wednesday, I'm out with friends on Thursday, going to the theatre on Saturday with Mum and Amy and there is something nice happening on Friday that I can't write about because Mum is involved and she reads this - but I've written about it just to keep her guessing for a few days.
I've not been on here very much this week, sometimes it's nice to have a break from the laptop isn't it, so I hope you're all keeping well and enjoying yourselves.
Have a lovely week.