Wednesday, 23 June 2010
The house is hot despite having every window and door open and 2 fans blowing. My hands, feet and legs are REALLY swollen, my hip is really playing me up and in turn that's making my back pain close to unbearable. I just feel "meh". (Yup, that is a word according to moi).
I can't do any sewing because I'm finding that the majority of the time, I need my feet up (I haven't quite mastered the "how to use the foot pedal of the sewing machine whilst in a reclined position" technique).
I did, on a little inbetweeny moment, make a lovely fruity sauce to have with ice cream :)
1 cup sugar (or less if you don't like it too sweet)
1 1/2 cups blueberries (I used frozen, so not sure how it would work out with fresh)
1 1/2 cups chopped and peeled apple
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
Heat it up in a pan (but not to the boil) and keep stirring.
The blueberries should completely reduce and the sugar should be completely dissolved. The apples pieces will remain whole, but be very soft.
Then, once it's cooled, it's ready to serve on your desserts :)
Yummy. At least I accomplished something today!
I was going to include a lovley picture showing just how pretty the berry colours against the ice cream are, but wouldntcha know, uncooperative PC. Again. So, you'll just have to use your wonderful imaginations :)
Monday, 21 June 2010
I have attempted to get the house back into order, but only got half way there, before giving up and rooting around in my sewing to do box instead.
I've half heartedly started a quick summer mess around outfit for the small person made from old clothing, but put it to one side once I discovered there was no elastic to hand (and no energy to go find any). I also finally finished stitching the panels of her new curtains and bedspread together. They are now folded neatly waiting for me to make the next move forward.
I looked at the large expanse of curtain, and the even larger expanse of curtain lining, realised it would be another floor cutting job, and knew that if I got down on the floor cutting out, I'd be staying there until Mr Bogert returned from work and picked me up off the floor. The bedspread seemed simpler, but Mr Bogert has "tidied up" the wadding I had for it (and I really wasn't putting up much of a fight for activity anyway). So, there they are. Waiting.
Then I thought, well I'll put my feet up and watch a little afternoon TV to chill out and maybe regain some energy. Telly no worky (another issue to deal with at some point). Telly upstairs? Nope, too far away. So I just lay there feeling tired until Mr Bogert got home. Luckily for me, Small person is extremely good (especially lately) when Mummy's tired. She did some drawing, played dress up, played with her dolls and cars, played on the DS, and then to cheer me up she put on a show. My favourite 2 songs were called "I love Mummy and Daddy" and "Daddy's got a spikey face".
Early night tonight, then maybe tomorrow I'll feel more like me (and maybe that bedspread and curtains will finally be ready for use!)
The scarecrow competition was judged and the winner was the operating table (photograph in last post), we looked at all of the flower arrangements in the church, we stopped and had a ploughmans lunch at The Old Rectory (where I left my cardigan - mush for brains again!) and we looked at all of the craft things by the old smithy.
I bought a bowl from the wood turner to keep for my Grandad's birthday. It's made from local ash. Every time I see the wooden items at different village events (he usually has a stall at Christmas) I just love the smooth finish and the lovely rich colours and patterns of the wood. I made Mr Bogert buy me a lovely bowl made from walnut the last time we saw him :)
Also, I am very cross with myself >:( We walked past the wool spinning lady, but as she was taking a break and having a chat, I thought, well I'll just come back later. I forgot! So cross. She spins using fleece from the local farms, and I really wanted to see what she had for sale. Fingers crossed, she'll come to another village event soonish.
The photograph exhibition seems to have been quite well received. We're hoping we may have generated enough interest to get a new member or two, but if not, at least most people know we're here now. It didn't take long to break everything down either. Much quicker than putting it up! We'll keep all of the prints safe now until another time.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
I had an appointment, so I missed the start of the session. The small person made a couple of heads, but as I hadn't been able to join in we made 3 more at home today.
Monday, 14 June 2010
I've also been planning and plotting the flower arrangement from toddler group for the church.
I also want to get on with my sisters birthday invitations so that they're ready to go once the time comes so I want to get cutting out more Sizzix numbers and swirly squares. If I don't get chance today, it's not the end of the world 'cos I'm off ALL week! Yay!
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
I've also made a start on my sister's 21st birthday party invitations. I've been stuck for a while because the thought of cutting out that many 2s and 1s by hand made my head spin. Completely forgot I have some sizzix number dies! Yay! They're far less chunky than my original idea, but I think these will actually look better anyway. I've made a few different combinations in the colour scheme chosen by my sister, I just need her to look at them and choose the one she wants. Then I can get on with it :) Which colour combination do you like the best? (there's a fluffy pink feather or two to be added under the 21 badge pointing towards the top of the card, and I may think about some added sparkle, but for now this is the base.)
Which reminds me, I never shared a picture from our 20 week scan. Look :D Squigglepop's getting bigger by the day :D
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
When I got back from the children's centre and Mr Bogert returned the small person before heading off to work, we went around to Nan and Grandad's for lunch. We weren't going to stay too long, but we thought we'd at least sort out a few bits and pieces ready for making their scarecrow. Well, we ended up making the scarecrow. Finding the bits turned into lets just stuff the legs, then we thought we might as well add the shirt, then it seemed mean to leave him headless. He just has a few finishing touches (a hat, a waistcoat and a sheriff's badge).
- 1 mango chopped up
- 2 bananas
- 1 large carton of vanilla yoghurt
- top up with milk in the blender and whizz it all together
The scarewcrow peg people got prepped and the kids had fun putting them all together today. The straw really didn'twant to stay on the heads though :( Here's a mini collection of them ready for the flower festival.
And last but not least was our trip to the theatre. Turns out my Mum and her partner had booked to go the same night. We saw their car in the car park, but couldn't see them anywhere in the theatre. I really enjoyed the show. The set was well planned, the cast were great and it was a generally enjoyable night out. We both agreed we preferred last years production, but that had nothing to do with the performances, just that we liked the plot for Spider's Web more. I really hope we can go again next year.
So, you can see I have 2 things to tick off that craft list of mine. I have got a new item to add today though and that's prepping the craft for next week's toddler group. I'd forgotten (surprise surprise) until I checked my notes, that we have got father's day craft next week. We're going to be making "Dad heads" to give to the dads and grandads as gfts. The idea is from one of the Usborne Activity books. I really love all of the different books they have for cooking and crafting with kids. Anyway, the dad heads are going to take a bit more prep than the usual ones. I'll show you my progress. I also need to track down some skin coloured paints 'cos we don't have any!