As you can see form the photo we have snow but not as much as some poor souls. I was hoping for a bit more today and we did get some overnight but I didn’t manage to get any snow dyeing done today. I shouldn’t say it but fingers crossed for just a bit more so I can get some while it’s fresh. Our side road is a bit of a mess and will probably be very slippery by tomorrow as it’s freezing again but once you get down that little hill the main estate road is fine. Not that that can be said for the surface in the supermarket!
This was our back garden this morning, the birds aren’t too happy with it all. I’ve been putting food in various parts of the garden for them and quite a few of them have been coming in pairs, so maybe Spring isn’t soooooo far away? Yesterday we had some bluetits inspecting the nest box so maybe we’ll be getting some babies again this year. I watched one bird go in for a look followed after a few seconds by a second. After a minute or so one bird left and the second popped his head out and then had to wriggle firmly to extricate himself! Too much fat cake perhaps?
Well, I got to the doctor’s this afternoon and I have got a chest infection so no sherry for me for a week while I take a course of antibiotics. Is it only me that feels really stupid when they go to the doctor’s? My symptoms always seem to disappear the second I walk through the surgery door and all the barking I’ve been doing for days comes out as a rather polite ‘uhkhuh’! Anyway the doctor said she could hear some noise so antibiotics it is. I’m hoping that a couple of days will see some improvement.
Despite the coughing I have actually managed something creative today. I have been assembling fabrics for a challenge being run over at Expedition Quilt Art as Tina, whose blog it is has been goading me to join in. I am hoping I will be able to meet the deadline of 23 January. I’ve decided that what I am doing for this challenge will also work for my first Journal Quilt so I am in fact working on 2 quilts!
Remember I said I was going to do some handsewing over Christmas? This is as far as I’ve got! I managed to crinkle a piece of fabric I’d previously painted and I’ve layered it onto a piece of wadding and some rusted fabric. The next step is to get cracking with the sewing. Watch this space – again!
I had a lovely phone call yesterday from my nephew and his wife to thank me for the quilt and bucket bag for their nearly here baby. I am pleased to say they were delighted – yay!