During a visit to Spotlight today guess what I spied?
Check out that gorgeous pattern, yowsers.......
I need something to line the pantry shelves which I have previously lined with paper.
This looked like just the thing.
Easy to wipe over vinyl, long lasting and nice to long at.
Certainly brightened up my day.
I wonder if you can get the same pattern in fabric?
This is my 'photo of shame' .........
Breaking my darning foot, wasn't the only problem I had this week.
In my enthusiasm (read carelessness..) I also damaged the metal plate on my machine.
The needle had hit the plate and caused a number of tiny nicks in the metal. The fabric catches on these nicks and so it's stop, start causing lots of frustration.
There's nothing to do but order a new metal plate, which means I can't do any sewing till it arrives.
So time to do a bit of dusting, hmm, obviously it's been some time since I have.
Must remember to do this regularly.
We've had quite a cold week, with temps of not much more than 11deg. pretty chilly for May.
So I have cranked up the wood stove as well as the heater and now we are warm and toasty.
It's so nice having the wood stove going and the kettle boiling away.
It's taken a long time to find a nice heavy based kettle to use on the stove. It actually belonged to my sister, she used it on her wood stove when she and her hubby owned their farm.
When they had the clearing sale before they sold up she asked me if there was anything I would like. So the kettle now lives with me, wish I had asked for the clothes horse too.
She has the clothes horse my mum had, it is huge and made from wood and can hold a whole load of washing. It opens up to about a metre wide and you just don't seem to be able to buy them like that anymore. I have two pathetic little wire ones which just about bend under the weight of the washing.........
It's too cold and wet to hang washing outside this week.
Looking at this pic, I realise we did get some sunshine this week !
We also had some colourful visitors to the yard.
These are Galahs, noisy birds when they get together in a group.
This lot were busily eating some grass seeds.
I managed to open the sliding door and snap off a couple of pics before they decided to fly off.
My gorgeous Flame Robin was back to visit today.
Brightening up a gloomy, misty rainy afternoon.
Personally, I love this sort of weather. I don't mind getting out in it as long as I am dressed for it, but I do prefer to be inside by the heater looking out at it all.
So as you can see my week has been a mixed bag of events.
Nothing terribly exciting perhaps, but there you have it.
I hope to be back sewing over the weekend and will be much more careful of what I am doing.
I hope your week has held some interesting, maybe even exciting events.
I would love to hear about them.
Thanks for taking time to visit and say 'hello' always nice to have visitors.
Till next time, take care,