|The Sowing Machine|
Despite a few flurries of snow, the Field Borrower (aka the farmer from 7 miles away who is using our fields this year) has been hard at work all weekend. I suspect he borrowed his father's equipment for the Long Weekend and has to return it on Tuesday morning. He is sowing barley.
Whatever got into me, (spring fever?) I have been powering away on a programme of home improvements.
|The Untouchable Sofa of Doom|
So when The Girl saw my latest purchase: "Homespun Style", she laughed out loud. Her exact words were: "The only thing you will ever change around here is the tablecloth."
I took this as a challenge, and began my campaign upstairs, in her bedroom (insert evil laugh). Under her strict supervision we sorted through her clothes, in preparation for the Big Move, as she will no longer need school uniform but will need "things to wear to college". Three bin-bags-full later, we confirmed what we already suspected: she needs some new clothes. Age 9 swimsuits are of little use to a girl at 6th form college. So that will be a fun project! Don't get any ideas - they will be shop-bought.
Ploughing on, she listed a pile of CDs for disposal via some-sort-of-bird-dot-thingy, and I Amazoned a few books, creating a far bigger pile for the charity shop (as I have no patience with their "1p plus postage" deals unless I am the one buying them!). There are some clothes to photograph for eebaay on a bright day. And I cleared the top landing in preparation for The Boy's arrival with all his worldlies at the end of the month.
I did some of my own sowing (veg seeds) but no sewing (another Darling Ranges dress?) as I ran out of energy after a tortuous attempt to upload items into my Etsy shop.
... so when I think about it, perhaps Ms Dolly Clackett was right when she described me as being "in perpetual motion" - it's certainly been true this weekend! Thank you Roisin - maybe it was your comment that spurred me on! I am super-carp at these blog-award questionnaires, so I regret that I am not going to name names of other Versatile Bloggers - but if you are reading this and got this far, I reckon you deserve a prize, so consider yourself nominated! ; )
P.S. I decided to open my Etsy shop despite only having ten items uploaded for sale! If I ever get the gadget to attach to my side bar, you will see new items as I add them, but for the time being, have this: