Monday, 3 March 2014

Reclaiming The Weekend

On Saturday morning the new Counrty Living popped through the door and inside was a booklet called "Reclaim the Weekend" that gives lots of ideas for things to do,

and Sarah Moore is back this month with a feature, "Craft and Create"

where among other things she shows how to sew vintage lace onto the hems of dresses,

love those fabrics.

After a cuppa and a quick flick of the magazine I cleaned the "brasses" namely my lovely big measuring jug and two jelly moulds,

after a bit of "brasso" and a lot of elbow grease they shone like new

I filled the jug with flowers from a friend,

and made an orange jelly in the lion for tea on Sunday

"wibbly, wobbly jelly"!!

More flowers went into the green vase that usually has my vintage needles stored in,

they're much too nice to have stored away but too precious to use as they're ever so thin and bendy!!

Back in the kitchen I baked some bread to have with home made soup, I put the dough in the bread maker to knead it then I tip it out and shape it into a long sausage , this goes into my Hovis tins  to rise for half an hour

before baking  in the oven for 30 mins, there's nothing like the smell, or taste of home made bread spread with butter and jam....mmmmm

And while little dog was lounging in front of the fire I finished knitting Mr Lucey a "dut" 

He said it's nice and  warm but it needs a pom pom on top (the dut not the dog!!)

On a Thursday the local wool shop has been having a "wool taster" morning where Claire and Jo have knit swatches in lots of different wools and you can carry on knitting and try out different types  that you wouldn't normally knit with.

This  Sublime chunky merino tweed and was lovely to knit with and it only took a few hours, I've been back to buy some more in different colours and also more sock wool!!

Have you noticed how fabric conditioner comes in lovely rainbow colours? my sister has been getting a new kitchen fitted  and she's decantered all her washing products into glass bottles so I copied her but I think we need to drink some more soda as I only had two empties.

And talking of jellies I bought this wooden puzzle from ebay with the intention of making the pieces into brooches for myself, especially the jelly,

 but that's the only one damaged and when my daughter seen the puzzle she said as a child it was her favourite puzzle and that I couldn't destroy it so Alexa is now playing with it....oh well it seemed like a  good idea.....

So that was me "reclaiming the weekend" 

Lucey x


Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Well it certainly looks like you 'reclaimed' your weekend! :) x

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you had the most wonderful weekend.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Vintage Jane said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend ...
M x

Anne said...

What a lovely weekend. Ours was nice but very busy.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

I stopped my subscription to Country Living in favour of another publication, so havnt seen this yet. Looks interesting though. Isn't it strange when you watch a programme and am sure you have seen someone before. I got right to the final of the Interior Design series before I realised who Sarah Moore was! And I have her book on my bookshelf, shame on me. Have a great week. X

Mrs Bertimus said...

Wow! the perfect weekend x

Victoria Eales said...

Oh my word that bread looks delicious!


Ali said...

Such a lovely post xxx