I am very relieved, in a way, that the cold spell has passed and whilst we were barely affected by the snow - just a smidgen on the fields around us and more on the surrounding hills - the house temperature dropped to about 11 degrees away from the fire, and that is chilly. Now we are back to rain.
Anyway, I have some indoor craft jobs to do which will more than keep me busy this coming week. I am still restoring the 1930s rocking chair (£1 at the boot sale recently!) - have repainted it in ivory, made a new cushion and now need to do the rest of the reupholstery using the last of a bolt of upholstery material a neighbour gave us.
Then yesterday I got a really good bargain - a huge suitcase and contents. Contents were a huge piece of pre-quilted material - big enough to make a throw for a king sized bed; single piece ditto; some wool and a 3/4 finished crochet cushion cover, and cylinder type cushion cover to go inside it. All for £5. I am currently doing the first edging on the king size piece - trimming, pinning and then I will slip-stitch it. The only problem is I lay it out over the kitchen table and across the chair backs and Theo then makes a bed in the middle. I have told him if he is patient I will make cat beds from the offcuts but he doesn't believe me! When I remove him, he then goes into the hall and uses the long Medieval style table my husband made as a playground, knocking off everything that was carefully put on the top . . .
Anyway, I have been in the internet cafe for about an hour now, so I shall return home and do some work. Hopefully I shall be able to pop in tomorrow. Many thanks to those of you who are keeping in touch with me by snail mail - it is wonderful to hear from you, and great when the posty leaves me letters in the old bread bin by the front door.