I was greeted at 8.15 this morning by two burly boys come to put up scaffolding around Moogshouse. They worked like stink in cold, windy and, later, wet weather and by lunchtime had gone.
Yup, we thought midwinter was the perfect time for a new roof!! (Probably drier than the stupid summer anyway!!!!)
My view from the kitchen window onto Moogsgarden is now framed slightly differently.
As you can see today is not a photographer's dream!
To brighten things up I bagged a couple of bargains at the Co-op. Amaryllis fascinate me with how fast they grow and I love their big show-off flowers.
Our new friends - Minerva and Red Lion:
I've been playing on my new baby and having lots of fun. I started by seeing what the different stitches were like.
However, not being someone blessed with abundant patience I wanted to crack on and make something......anything!
I decided to start with something very simple that would show off some of the stitches but not take hours of complicated sewing to complete.
I seem to be into a bit of a coaster thing at the moment. This one is lightweight denim from a pair of repurposed cargo pants. It's padded with cotton batting and backed with blue checked cotton from a pair of repurposed curtains.
I'm quite pleased with how it came out although I'm not quite sure what I was getting up to in the middle!!!
There'll be a little bit of an announcement tomorrow so make sure you keep the date free in your diary. Cancel everything. Lock the doors and windows.........
Well, maybe you shouldn't go quite that far - it's not going to be that exciting.
Off now to make a cup of tea with which to test my coaster :)
If you want to see something new have a look here!