Sunday, 2 August 2020

Monthly Meanderings - May 2020 No.02

V.E. day fell during the UK's lockdown. This year marked 75 years since the end of the second world war and in the 'old normal' times we no doubt would have been having street parties and going to themed events, but due to Covid we were restricted from gatherings of any kind. To celebrate in a small way I chose to relive my own past by dressing up in one of my 1940s outfits and making a wartime dinner!

V. E. Day & A Woolton Pie ~

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Wendy x

Friday, 31 July 2020

Monthly Meanderings - May 2020 No.01

I took my foot of the gas with sewing scrubs for the NHS in May. Mentally I needed a little time to focus on something a little less intense and so turned to bit of gardening, a little knitting and riffling through my Sewing UFO pile!

A Knitted Yoda & an 80s UFO ~

May started with a bit of gardening I was still trying to use those old seeds up, with mixed results, I also began my knitted Yoda (my predictive text keeps changing that to gourds) journey and delved into the wasteland that is my sewing UFO pile there are more projects in there than I feel comfortable admitting too, oh and I made some Banana bread - hasn't everyone at some point during lockdown? - mine while it looked good, was as dry as toast, ah, well I tried!

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Wendy x

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Monthly Meanderings - April 2020 No.3

I got a bit of a surprise towards the end of April when I became furloughed from work, part of me was a bit miffed as I love my job and was obviously anxious about what this might mean, the other part was delighted to have a few weeks of essentially free time, where I could spend my days sewing and doing anything, inside my home, that I wanted to.

Audiobooks, Sewing & Scrubs... lots of scrubs! ~

 I was spending most of my furloughed waking hours sewing and listening to listening to Audiobooks - a perfect combination I think, well apart from the regular need for machinery which usually meant the only sounds were heard were those of clattering mechanisms. Pauses in my listening pleasure aside I did manage to make an impressive dent in my audio book library!

Wendy x

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Monthly Meanderings - April 2020 No.2

Easter fell in early April, so it meant a lovely long weekend without work. I don't know about the rest of the world but here in the UK the weather was utterly glorious (there has been many a meme about the UK weather and 'Lockdown') it seems that since we put the pause button on daily life, it has been endlessly sunny!

~ Easter Excavations & Sewing Solutions ~
So with the glorious weather lasting through Easter, it meant the chance to get out in the garden as much as possible. Whilst doing this Benn stumbled upon some interesting things beneath the soil, so that unexpected revelation had to an endeavour to find more, which ended up taking a lot of the weekend and though it was an unplanned way to spend the weekend it wasn't an unwelcome one!

Only 18 meters to go // Nosy neighbour // Treasure beneath the soil
Excavations commence // Scrub Sewing begins in earnest!
I had also got my sights set only own endeavour, which was to get behind the National effort from sewers to help the NHS by making scrubs. I joined For the love of Scrubs Facebook group and set about trying to elevate my feeling of despair by focusing my mind on something productive.

Take care & stay safe.
Wendy x

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Monthly Meanderings - April 2020 No.1

So April, seemed indeterminately long and at the same time to have whizzed by in a flash, being 'locked down' meant most days not at work were spent at home, which if I am really honest with myself isn't very much different from my 'old normal' anyway.

~ Blomin' Old Boxes of Seed & Bird Table Building ~
Allotment Planting Plans 2020

So what a year to pick start getting your gardening & veg growing mojo back! Me and one million others, which is wonderful, everyone should be able to enjoy the thrill of growing something, however with a limited supply it meant that a lot of us had to reflect on what we already had (my eco head is really happy about that, to be fair) before we could look forward to anything new.
Rhubarb, glorious Rhubarb! // Blooming old box of seeds // Benn Bird house building
Beetroot planting // Evening gardening

So as you might of guessed from my title, this episode includes, a very old box of seeds, Benn building a bird table, me deliberating over what to plant sandlots and lots of planting, oh and some very, very embarrassing'll see!

Take care & stay safe!
Wendy x