Monday 11 May 2020
When I can't sleep . . . and more gratuitous Aquilegia photos!!
I've not been sleeping very well recently - sometimes it's the middle of the night I wake up and cannot get back to sleep or else I sleep until 3.30 or 4.30 and then I am wide awake. Keith thinks I should just lay there (staring at the dark!) until it's time to get up, but I prefer to get up and read a book or do some sewing, so I have made progress with the Cotton Thistle Baltimore quilt. Since yesterday morning I've put another border on (a narrow plain one using the pink print fabric which is between the small star blocks. Now I have the final border to do (which is the greyish tiny print surrounding the central blocks. This will also be hand-quilted and I have found a quilt template to use (a simple cable pattern) and will start on the first side today.
I think I am going to have to stay indoors as it was really windy yesterday, and I think there must be another early lot of grass pollen as I woke at 5 and had to take my inhalers 2 hours early, which is never a good sign. I thought it would be another 2 or 3 weeks before I had to stay inside until the pollen was over . . . I've checked several sites and had reading from low to high! That's not very useful!
I will have to give my Head Gardener instructions!!
Tam and I had a short walk up the valley yesterday and were delighted to see the first Foxglove flowering.
Early Umbellifers too (lots of Cow Parsley about of course).
On our walk we passed the land with Jim's sheep in. This baby was hollering for mum and as he looked very distressed, we went in search of mum. After about 5 minutes she finally woke up to the fact that her baby was missing and yelling for her and came out of the woods. A happy reunion.
Well, I have started the day by making a half and half Granary loaf, and I'm letting the Panny take the strain today and bake it for me - it will take 5 hours though!! Ready right on lunchtime . . .
Now I'm going to stay indoors for a few days and hope I don't have to go on steroids (may just have caught this in time). I am Going To Sew - again!