elevensies: McVitie’s digestives, sharp cheese & tea
This post isn’t about sewing, but it’s still important.
Sometime last week, after spending an afternoon running errands, doing a big grocery shop, and working all evening, my refrigerator died.
I discovered it the next day.
After tossing out everything in the freezer and most of what was in the refrigerator I decided to find out what I could/should have saved.
Turns out I did pretty well, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s guidelines.
Avoiding a meltdown: If your model is suddenly freezing your fridge instead of refrigerating it, get it checked right away. It can be a sign that something’s already gone wrong.
Because we’re all apt to experience some sort of electrical (and therefore food storage) problem at some point, thought I‘d share.
After all, if we’re starving we don’t sew well.
(My apologies for everything being in℉ rather than ℃ .)
… but about 10 days ago I started replaying my box set of BBC’s The Good Life (1975-1978), aka Good Neighbours.
It’s still as delightful as it was when I first saw it (the 90’s), plus the fashions and hair-do’s Margo (Penelope Keith) wears are classic 1970’s. It’s been fun crocheting and pausing to watch, and a much needed respite.
What I haven’t mastered is sewing and telly. But when sewing came up in one of the episodes, I took a screen pic to show that altering was commonplace then, even for Margo Leadbetter.
barbara (felicity kendal) helping fit margo’s over-sized chorale costume
that gorgeous animal print caftan
Also had to include one of her Jungle January outfits – a glorious caftan that must have been silk because it swished so beautifully.
That mysterious blue crochet became a hat that got finished, along with another beanie-style. (Directions are here.) It had to be a beanie because I ran out of the blue, and used some cream to complete. Both are on their way across the pond and might be worn for the March NHS event, provided they fit.
this is double crochet , as an experiment
quite like the way it turned out
this is the beanie, done in single crochet
the needed addition
Hope everyone has a grand week!
oops ~ they multiplied!
shoulda stopped with that centre back seam . . .
Hello, Lovelies ~
Between grotty weather ☀️ ❄️ ☔️ ⚡️ and other gottiness, it’s been a tad diffy to stay focused on what’s important.
Lest anything be taken amiss, our personal sewing. 😉
Focus, del. F-O-C-U-S.
Despite a washing machine getting swapped out for one that would admit warm and hot water, not much has been happening on the home front.
Yes, a new low water machine is currently in place, doing its thing for towels using hot water. Nice!
That top Renfrew doesn’t look too good at the mo, but crochet is coming along, with the blue marl (big hook for 2 strands of worsted acrylic) hat about to be finished off.
Have had a good run lately at the library, with a couple audio books (whilst sewing) and a new-to-me author, Carola Dunn. Haven’t tried but one of her Daisy Dalrymple books and found it a bit slow going. However, have raced through her three 1960’s Cornish mysteries, waiting for the high winds to subside tomorrow so I can pick up the current and fourth in the series.
And I’ve finally maybe begun (?) a Midsomer collection, in sheer desperation at what’s not available over here. But that’s a rant for another time.
Meanwhile, may your seams be straight as a ruler, and everything fit just the way you want ~ 💘
And I shall not reveal my secret
even to you,
until we are safely
back in the jungle.
Hat and scarf sewn particularly for Pretty Grievance’s Jungle January.
Hat pattern from Folkwear.