Wednesday was WI. This week we brought along favourite books and discussed why we chose them. I chose "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier...I love the book and the old version of the film. I did the book as part of my English O Level and have read it several times since. Various ladies brought in cook books, one on the history of "our" local villages which I must buy because it apparently mentions my house!!!! I was offered a loan but just in case I loose it or spill coffee on it I would like to get my own copy and read at my leisure. One lady who I met for the first time wow she must be nearly 90 but oh even at that age what a beauty ! She wore a beautiful white coat and scarf that looked oriental. ..beautiful high cheek bones and just such a graceful , peaceful air about her. She brought a book called something like " The history of composition " it transpired she had been given the book in the late forties whilst she was studying to be a concert pianist and had studies under one of the great Welsh composers. she relieved her "secret" life that none of the other members knew anything about, some of her travels...I bet she had a few naughty secrets too..she had a naughty glint in her eyes reliving bygone times!!I so enjoyed my afternoon.
Thursday my little girl amazed me. When I visited the unit to see the play , one of the teaching assistants told me how wonderful our daughter is at Design and Technology and how she uses the
sewing machine so naturally. Well at the beginning of this term my darling asked if she could spend
her saved pocket and birthday and Christmas money on a sewing machine. I said I would think about it. To be honest I was frightened. I doubted if she had the co-ordination and ability to use a sewing machine safely. I am a fool! Starting Wednesday after school we have every night sat and I have watched her use my machine..under supervision of course..but she is a natural. She knew how to select her chosen stitch, use the foot and thread cutter and regulate the speed. She amazed me. She enjoys it so much. So I spent a couple of hours reading reviews and have ordered her , her very own machine. DH is so proud too...he said he thought she deserved it...she never asks for anything but this I know is something she will just squeal with delight over. I cannot wait to see her face. I cannot wait until we sit side by side on our machines together creating.
Friday I went into cardigan for a few swap bits and a birthday present and found these
All newly washed and in perfect condition
I plan to use these on the dresser
Cake for DH birthday...
I asked if he wanted candles but told him to think of the impact all those candles may have on the ozone!!!! "Very funny" was his curt rely!!!! Me and little man don't really like fresh cream but the others too certainly do!!!
Yesterday I wrote some cards and letters..long overdue, then did some scrap sewing as I want to make a few things that need a frayed, scrappy look. Tomorrow I will have a play with some new cutting dies.
Today we nipped to my friend as it is her birthday and had a long overdue catch up.
afterwards whilst putting uniforms away all I could hear was the rain pelting against the Windows. I am utterly fed up with rain and how outside everything looks muddy. Some lanes I avoid now. The farmers have been digging bigger and bigger ditches at the side of already thin lanes to accommodate water running off the fields., and some lanes now I dread meeting any oncoming vehicles because there is no where to pull over and pass. Reading other blogs I know this constant wet weather seems to be wearing thin with everyone. Moles are causing havoc on our front lawn too or should I call it a bog!!! We have had various solutions suggested including, sticking marshmallows down the holes(what a waste I thought!) , sticking kiddies wind mills randomly on the lawn, sprinkling disinfectant , or going outside with a spade in hand about 5am as that is apparently their active time (??) and waiting until I hear action and then pouncing and dispatching said mole. I must admit none sound likely to be effective especially me getting out of bed at some insane hour in the morning!!!
Well crumpets and hot chocolate have been ordered by little ones... The wind is howling so hot chocolate seems a great idea .