LL and his Uncle landed this morning to cut down the trees, The Christmas tree has a reprieve until next Christmas when it will be cut down and sold. All the other conifers have gone, the one nearest the house has the stem left, I am nursing a neglected clematis (not by me) which will be planted at the base and allowed to scramble up the remains of the tree.
I made a pile of cheese and tomato sandwiches for lunch, yogurt and fruit plus cups of tea, eaten sitting round the table on the patio. The privet hedge has also been trimmed so it should thicken at the bottom now. Permission has also been given for us to put a rose arch in at the entrance to the garden. I can feel a climbing rose and a nother clematis coming on.
It has been a glorious day, they LL was astounded at what we have done both in the house and garden, very pleased with how the house looks, so I am happy and so is he.
Supper tonight, roast pork, roast potato's, cauli and calabrese, banana something for dessert.
We were up early this morning as DS2 was expected. I had a pizza so made some salad, and potato salad, put the crumble topping on the apples and cooked it.
After lunch DS2 started on the jobs. 2 door hooks put on, a wall unit put up, photograph on the stairs, the chicken holder with my hearts on, sitting room light fitting and shelves in the shed......he has now gone to take DGD to her grandfathers and to meet a friend for a meal tonight. That all the inside jobs done.
DS2 is replacing all his guttering later in the summer, so he is going to bring the best of the guttering to put on the shed, so we need to get another barrel.
Its been a funny sort of day, it looked as if it had rained overnight, but by lunchtime it was drying up, so OH managed a couple of hours in the garden whilst DS2 did the shelves in the shed. The sitting room looks much better now the light fitting is up, it just needs the curtains. They will have to wait for a few weeks until the coffers are replenished a bit.
We has a small lunch, so fish and chips for OH fish and salad for me. The remains of the crumble for dessert.
A trip to Aldi this morning for a top up shop. Also called at Wilkinsons but could not find any lidded buckets at all, we want one for the kithen waste to carry it up to the compost bin.
A bright morning, but its very cold. OH spent the morning i the garden doing a bit more work, he has taken some of the lower branches off the conifer at the top of the garden, widened out a couple of the borders and planted out some plants from the weekend.
DS2 will be here tomorrow, so a pizza with salad for lunch he is bringing DGD, she is going to stay with her grand dad for the weekend.
I did more work on the country quilt yesterday, it is too short, I am going to have to do another 14 blocks to make it long enough, so need to sort out some more bits of fabric for the squares.
Tomato pasta and garlic bread for supper tonight, banana for dessert.
OH spent the morning in the garden doing a bit more at the top of the garden. I did the Monday clean, held over from yesterday. We did have our morning tea in the garden Grey skies flitting over head. I had washed the towels from the bathroom , I fetched them in at lunchtime, there were a few spots of rain, thankfully they were dry.
OH went after lunch to collect his medication from Boots, its the first time he has driven the car since he had his foot done. He managed ok.
Loaf of bread in the breadmaker. I did the cauli and calabrese gratin this morning, so I just have to cook it later with the baked tomato's I have put some new potato's out to have with it. Banana for dessert, first time for a few days.
The little bex bissell stick cleaner I ordered came this morning, so I tried it out, soon sorted the rug in the sitting room and the laminate floor, even the kitchen mats and floor were soon nice and clean, I can no longer carry the Dyson up and down stairs, so its staying upstairs where the carpets are.
I am a quilterrecently moved from Scotland back to a village in Leicestershire. Married with 4 children and 1 stepson,at the last count we had 13 grandchildren.
I started quilting in the 80's making a quilt for my youngest daughter. I started taking lessons in the late 90's and have been going strong ever since.
I enjoy reading and also gardening, so quilting tends to take a bit of a back seat in the summer.
We love France, would love to have lived there, but 3 tries all came to naught so now we visit when ever we can.
I have been interested in The Amish since I was a teenager, admire the way they live and stick to what they believe in.I love their hand quilting, I wish mine was as good!!