Friday, 26 September 2008

The post with no name...

Because i'm not up to speed today and my head is fuzzy..


Today we had the Macmillan Coffee Morning at work. We had a bring and buy sale, face painting, profile sketching, and biscuit decorating, plus special bacon and sausage rolls for sale supplied by a local pub. Being a vegetarian, it was a BIT of a trial for me having to cook and be surrounded by what I can only see as animal carcases, but it was in the name of charity and a good one at that. My grandfather would have been proud of me at least. From the bring and buy sale I bought two glass candlesticks which I have fallen in love with. I'm a sucker for coloured glass afterall. Even Jimmy came home from school and said "oh those are nice"!


I've been commissioned by a friend of mine who makes the most stupendous cakes imaginable, to make some aprons for a special show coming up at Blenheim Palace next weekend. She wants white aprons with pink piping. Oh lordy. How to make yourself paranoid. I'm sure i'm seeing dirt where there isn't any (i think) .. Now I know how she feels when making wedding cakes and chocolate cakes in the same room!

Anyhow, the apron making has given me a chance (if one was needed) to brave the overlocker which I've been avoiding again, mainly because not being able to understand it's little quirks leaves me in a frustrated and tearful rage at times! But she's been very good, and I have now named her "Mrs Wonderful" (this title is subject to change depending on 6 month probation period!). Sewing bias binding around an apron is a bit of dream with an overlocker. The 4 stitch width on the 3/4" binding I used is exactly the size i need to make a half fold over to finish the seam perfectly and evenly.


Here is Madge modelling a couple of the (unfinished) aprons.


With reference to the title, I have finally succumbed to the lurgy that has been lurking about. For the last few days i've had a scratchy throat, thick confused head (nothing new there), sleepy eyes, blocked yet runny nose (grr), and slow bones. It doesn't help that I only ever seem to get ill at certain times of the month. So now, i'm going to have 'sausage' (veggie!!) and mash for tea and then i'm going to put my feet up here ...

with the company of this man

Yes it's Gardners World. The only TV programme I make time for. Normal blog quality will resume soon.

9 comments:

summerfete said...

Half an hour is not enough. We want more gardening minutes! Is it just me that cringes at the thought of Carol Klein taking more cuttings?!

solsticedreamer said...

hope you feel better soon~you must have the dreaded cold/flu thats going around...just getitng over it here :(

Joleo said...

I've had the same sickness this week - just lying around feeling stupid and achy and slow. Horrible.

I'm glad you braved the overlocker again - I feel the same way about mine :)

Gina said...

I like the apron - very chic! The coloured glass is beautiful. I've woken up this morning with a streaming nose, achy limbs and a pounding head so lots of sympathy going from me to you - I know what it feels like!

twiggypeasticks said...

Poor you, hope you're soon feeling better. I love the candlesticks they are my favourite colour. The aprons are looking good too, clever lady :)
Twiggy x
PS I'm in Indigo Blues swap too , my head is full of Xmas baubles - makes a change from candy floss I suppose :)

Dragonfly said...

Hope you feel better soon...I had the lurgy last week too...not nice

Kitty said...

Awww, I hope you feel much better soon. No.2's had the lurgi this last week - No.1 and I are both not breathing when we're close to him!

Take care. x

Helen said...

hope you feel better soon! it seems to be doing the rounds!

Vanilla Rose said...

Yes, it can be difficult being around meat, but I do agree with you that it is best to try and take part in things alongside others without compromising one's own beliefs.