An "Atkinson Grimshaw" moon tonight . . . behind mucky-looking clouds.
For once, I didn't wake at the crack of dawn when the clocks went back and in fact, slept in until 8.40 p.m. which is unheard of for me. I obviously needed the sleep. I have been keeping busy all day, but turned some jobs into Sitting Down jobs. One of these, this afternoon, when there was something I wanted to watch on tv, was the Quilting Magazine Cull. I was Ruthless again, and went through them asking myself, was there anything I wanted to make that I didn't already have in a book (or could find on line, come to that?) Very few quilting magazines passed the test, and in fact the ones that stayed were some Period Home magazines, a Homes and Antiques magazine, and a couple of Christmas magazines for the ideas in them. Now someone will benefit from me shedding more "stuff". I have earmarked some sewing books to go to a friend from my patchwork group who I know is always looking out for fresh ideas. I will donate the magazines to Alex, who runs the patchwork group, along with two bin liners full of fabrics. I am not giving up making quilts, but being very specific with what I make in future.
We took another load for storage at a friend's, along with some apples, pears and some culled country cookery books for her. I know she will enjoy all.
I picked up 3 grocery shopping bags full of windfall apples and will give the remaining two bags to other (unsuspecting!) neighbours.
I caught up with the ironing too, changed the office curtains for some new ones I bought (think I did that yesterday actually), and have vacuumed the house from top to bottom (another survey being done tomorrow - hopefully one which won't condemn our house as unfit to live in . . .) I shall be glad when tomorrow is over though.
Hoping that Pat is comfortable in Hospital and is already mending. Thinking of you my dear. I hope you have a good book to read whilst you are laid up.