Saturday, April 02, 2011
Some Sunshine on Saturday
View from the kitchen window at 5pm I didn't expect a view like this when I got up this morning: it was grey and wet and we had the lights on to see our breakfast. I spent the day grouting the tiles and re-painting the junction between walls and ceiling in the bathroom. The builder has repaired the kitchen skylight, but has yet to install guttering along the back of the house, so we had damp patches, mould and peeling paint. I had to take remedial action for grandma's impending visit! After a week of unhappiness, FL decided to make an uneasy peace with his golf pals and has paid his annual membership fee. Phew! He managed a round of golf on Friday, but only just. He is in bed at the moment, wiped out. He is back on anti-fungals for his mouth and really ought to get some more antibiotics after a few restless nights of coughing. But it isn't all gloomy and doomy round here - honest! The farm road is lined with daffodils and my herb garden is starting to come alive again. Tomorrow, once I have scrubbed the floors and done the weekly shop, I should have time to cut out some trousers. I am using the 1940's Eva Dress pattern. And I struck gold at the library today, with "Forties Fashion from Siren Suits to New Look" which is a stunning book full of information and pictures of the most fantastic styles. Hours of browsing! I also got "101 Designer Yarn Stash Wonders" which includes a few patterns that I have had in my queue for a while, especially the Scrunchie Hand Warmers (Ravelry link). I feel a "quick project" coming on! The dog is complaining that the sun is out and so should he be, so I had better give him a run before dinner. Maybe I can persuade The Girl to come too and we can pick some daffs for grandma's room. Thanks again for all your kind words.