Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday

Don't you just love the weekend, more so if you work outside the home I guess.  Yesterday I decided to bite the bullet so to speak and undid one of my boxes in the cabin to pull out some of my fabrics I may wish to use in the BOM!  Thankfully I've always made a list of my boxes when I pack them - they get a number and in my little book I put a note as to which room and what in general is in the box!  Hence I was able to locate the exact one I was after ....... and then proceeded to sort into colour piles those fabrics I've chosen to keep out ..... 


  Today the local fishing club had a fishing comp on for the day. Pete took part and Scruffy and I headed down to the boat ramp around 9ish and went out in the boat for an hour or two - long
enough that I was able to catch a small cod - but before I could get a photo, Pete had him unhooked and back in the water (at around 52cm he was still a few centimetres under legal limit to be able to keep him).  It was lovely out on the water, but oh boy was the sun packing a punch!!   So Scruff and I got dropped back off at the boat ramp and walked back up to the house where I continued the process of making plum jam with a couple of kgs of plums I had frozen in the freezer from last year! 

Then it was time to sit and do some stitching ..... once again working on the little pattern from Elephanz ...... this time with a pen that washed out after I finished the embroidery!  After a bit of asking around and Jen telling me she uses her lightbox, I suddenly remembered that years ago I used to hold (or tape) the pattern on a window with the light coming through, then it was easy to trace onto the fabric!  I'm sure a lightbox might be easier, but for those of us who don't have one there is always the window!  Its been a lovely weekend, and I'm off now to sit and watch some TV and do a bit of crochet ..........
Have a good night!

6 comments:

I am said...

Hi Sharm sounds like a wonderful day and love homemade jam,yummy.

creations.1 said...

You are going to have a full pantry to move when you sell your house!! Well done with your catch!! It doesn't take long to want to be out of the suns rays does it - these last couple of weks the sun has been really hot and burning!

Lynda said...

You SAY you caught a fish...but I want proof :))

That's how I use to trace quilting/embroidery patterns on to fabric...taped to the window...

You are very organised with labelling your boxes. I'd have them all unpacked before I found the one I wanted!

I need to make more tomato relish (Lyn's recipe). I'm down to my last jar! xx

Maria said...

Oh no you had to unpack some of your boxes....
Nice jam you have made...
Good luck with the house sale...

Lin said...

Gosh Sharm you are organised - good for you! I was given a light box last year but it is so big and bulky I can't be bothered to get it out so I am still using the window. I have started using Frixion pens for marking my embroideries as the marks disappear when you press. They are nice and fine too. Sounds like you had a nice day. xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Before the lightbox I taped to the window, and I also held a flashlight between my knees under a glass table a few times. We women are quite resourceful! :-)