Some weeks seem to whizz by and this week certainly has.
We had a WI lunch on Wednesday down in Llangrannog. I had Cawl for the first time. Cawl is a popular Welsh stew around these parts and is usually made with either, lamb, beef or bacon and root veg. It is served piping hot with a lump of bread and cheese it went down rather well on a stormy day when storm "Jake" was giving us his worst! The sea was very rough and the promenade was littered with stones and pebbles ...I forgot to take pictures but with high winds I doubt I would have been able to hold a camera anyway as walking to and from the car park was very very windy!
The members of our group have a average age of 73!!! but the stories they tell are so interesting.One lady recounted how during early March 1965 Llangrannog was cut off for days due to heavy snow. The landlady of The Pentre Arms pub daily took orders from the residents for milk, bread, essentials and medicines etc and rang through to New Quay Lifeboat station . Then sometime the next day the lifeboat would bring all the supplies around the coastline for the residents , this happened every day the village was cut off. On one occasion though the boat overturned and all the supplies were lost but thankfully no one on board was killed or injured.
Well back to the WI.
This book is worth a read. This copy is doing the rounds in our group .
I do love looking back in history
and especially love the outfits the ladies wore.
I think that's why I love period dramas...I love looking at the
decor of the homes and especially
the fashion at the time.
I wouldn't personally buy this book , but it is worth borrowing from the library.
Well what else....... Not much making ..lots of list making though as I have 3 swaps to do ...I know I
am a rascal but I love them...and I am noting ideas down and maybe tomorrow I can make a start.
I have been looking for some simple projects for little miss to sew, things like tissue holders , purses etc that she can make for the forthcoming craft fair. Last weekend we can across some old linen in a charity shop. I have washed them and as many have small holes, stains that won't come out , and therefore. cannot be used as they are we will cut them up and use them for a vintage feel to our makes. Pinterest as always has been inspirational and I love seeing how many things vintage linen can be used to make things.
And of course I found a few bits too
a poppy jug (75p)
I think this is a Bon Bon dish (£1.50)
it was in perfect condition
the gold on the pattern is as if it is new.
This mug will join my tiny collect
brand new and only £1 !
I couldn't believe how cheap it was
but I gave in a bag of donations at the same time so didn't feel too
guilty buying it..
Now I am not sure what this is
maybe a bell pull?
It is extremely dirty and in need of repair
and was only 50p!'
so I am going to give it a gentle hand wash
with a fine paintbrush and see
how I go from there.
and some new die cutters
I have lots of birthdays
in the next few months so I thought
I would try to get some cards made
and these were all in a sale half price
so I thought why not!
My cutting dies have been in a terrible "mess" recently
so one afternoon I got a new
exercise book .
I have listed all the dies in the book
1. So I don't duplicate any
2. So I can remember what I have !!
And I then put then in various plastic folders
(Bought cheaply from the poundshop)
The folders are numbered
(Much easier if you have themes like flowers,
Christmas, shapes etc)
and the folder number is listed beside each die
in the index book
so in theory much easier to find
each die when I need it.
(And more organised I hope)
Well that's me for now.
No snow here thankfully .
weather is very chilly . loads of
new born lambs
can be heard in surrounding fields calling
for their mothers.....
such a apt time to celebrate Mother's Day.
I do love Spring..