I’ve spent today cutting wood and putting up shelves, then cooking Sunday lunch (or more accurately de-frosting some beef stew to use in a suet crust pie). My back aches. I feel very happy with my achievements, the shelves (in our utility room, using some Ikea brackets and left over oak floorboards) have had a coat of Danish Oil and tomorrow I plan to fill them with nice things like vases, that have spent too long in boxes in our shed. All in all it’s been a good day.
Yesterday I managed a little sewing in amongst a hectic but fun day, some little berry brooches that are also a sneak peek of my next woodland animal. Hopefully I’ll finish up the rest of the project and get photos taken soon.
It made me realise how much red there is on my desk at the moment, I do like a bit of dark red, especially at this time of year.
I bought another lovely remembrance poppy from Wychbury earlier this month. As always, I put my money in the collection tins, but I now have two of these for the boys to wear as they always lose their paper poppies the same day we pin them on. We were very lucky so see some of the remembrance parade in York on Sunday 11th, it was pure coincidence, but I was glad the boys got to see and therefore understand better, what remembrance day is all about.
I was super lucky to win a giveaway on Saffa’s lovely paper cutting blog, a rather fabulous red bookmark which is now marking the page in one of the many books I’m reading at the moment. Thanks Saffa :)
They are made by the Rifle Paper Co (I think) but bought from my new favourite on-line stationery shop Papermash. I also snook in some blank Folk cards as a girl can never have too many pretty blank cards.
Ok, I need to go and get organised for another busy school week, laundry to fold and homework to check then hopefully a sit down with a nice glass of wine :)