Thursday, 9 January 2020

January flowers

I am very pleased with our winter clematis which is now my header. Loads of lovely bell shaped flowers.
Meanwhile the rest of the garden thinks it is Spring not the 9th January.

Mahonia and Viburnum also in flower (which is understandable) but primroses?

Must not knock it - if these cabbages (growing under cover) carry on we will soon be able to ditch the never ending sprouts for some fresh new greens.


Sunday, 5 January 2020

Simple ideas!

For 5 years these clamps lay in a box unused because my husband could not reach down for them. When I suggested a change round in his shed to create more space he remember I had pointed out some storage units for clamps on one of his YouTube woodworking channels. There was a fair amount of jealousy as other people have smart new ones, but that aside, he got some ideas. Found some scrap wood and resolved the problem by creating a shelf store that allows easy access up on a wall.
Space created I am now hoping he will get back to work on my plate rack for the kitchen/dinner.

While he was clearing out he tossed this plastic box out.
It seems that all these tools come in hard shell plastic cases. This one had a nice open inside so I have nabbed it to see if it will be of use in my sewing/craft room.
Trying it out for storing the big spindles of thread for my overlocker machine. It least they will be away from damp and dust. Re-purposing rules!


A creative productive start ot 2020

We have a few creative days to start 2020.

I have managed to make two balls in crochet using YouTube instructions. Toys for Jack the cat at son's house.  Ends of left over wool used.

I made a case for my husband's i pad  as he may want to take it on holiday next week and says all electronics have to go in hand luggage. Made it bright so he can spot it in the security trays! Left over fabric used.

My husband made me a nice big cutting board from a bit of left over kitchen top.


And I bottled 2018 brewed wine!  Not sure why I did not do it in 2019; perhaps we were still drinking 2017 and did not make any more? Its a bit like jam - some years you make so much you can't get through it.

Husband is out making/creating space in his workshop for all his planned activities in woodworking in 2020 and I am going to leap on Movie software and make another video for YouTube channel Grow to eat about hedging and shelter belt. Then we are going to do some guitar playing practice. 

 Our new year resolutions:  We are going to be creative in 2020. But it will have to thrifty stuff as there is not going to be a lot of spare money this year with some planned house improvements needed.



January flowers

I am very pleased with our winter clematis which is now my header. Loads of lovely bell shaped flowers. Meanwhile the rest of the garden th...