Sunday, 29 May 2022

Sunday Summary

 I have several jobs on the go at the same time. I flit from one to the other. The days are longer so there is opportunity to get a lot done. First off today, after a coffee of course, breakfast. Avocado and mushrooms on toast. Deeelishus. 

Then I stripped the bed and put a load in the washer. This is the quilt I made in 2013. It has never been used, due to cats sharing my bed. I don't want all my hard work being ruined by cats scratching about on it. Oscar stays outside overnight in the warmer weather. He has a shelter out there. Mayze stays in but likes the chairs to sleep on. I think it's safe to get this out for a few months at least. 620 squares if I remember rightly, all sewn together by hand. 

I seem to be getting through lots of cat food. As well as three meals a day, the cats have a running buffet of dry nibbles, and water, so those bowls need to be replenished. When it's starting to get dark I put extra out for the hedgehogs. Last night I watched three of them munching away. This morning the plates were empty. 
There are a lot of birds in my garden at the moment. They tend to come around when the coast is clear and finish off what is left. 

I am sure I can fit a bit more into my beak. 
Now I'm off to feed the kids. 

Hey, look what I have found, a grape. It's mine, I saw it first. 
Got it. 
Bags I have this plate of meaty cat food. And this grape. 

Whoohooo, look at me. I've got two grapes. 
My friend gave me a tub of this yoghurty stuff last week, and some strawberries. It went down a treat on my breakfast cereal. I loved it so much that I went to M & S and bought some more. Try it, you will love it. I believe they do different flavours. The apple one is yummy. 
This is an ongoing work in progress. It's like a jigsaw puzzle where any piece can fit anywhere, depending on how you imagine it as a finished picture. I can see that this part of it will take longer than making the pieces. 
First try, no not right. Too orderly, needs to be more random. More pieces needed. 
For the rest of the day I will be sorting out my stock for the Summer Fair on Saturday. Bagging and pricing things up. There won't be room on the table for the bigger pictures, but I hope people will buy the smaller ones, and the other crafty things I have made over the last two years. 
A Billy dog walk is planned for 4pm today. The washing is in and dry now. 
We are close to the end of the month. How are the walking group doing? Time to check in on Wednesday. I have just scraped in with the five month target of 416 miles. Still three days to go to top it up and get ahead of the game. 
Time for a second mug of coffee. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.  ilona

17 comments:

  1. Your quilt is just gorgeous Ilona & unique! They sell the skyr yogurt in Aldi & Lidl probably a lot cheaper than M & S.

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    1. I will have a look next time I go in Aldi, but I don't want to get into the habit of buying it on a regular basis. It's nice for a treat.

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  2. Great post Ilona, love all the bird pics. If you are like us we spend more on the animals than we do on ourselves. lol

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    1. I am finding that cat food can be used for other animals as well. Hedgehogs and birds love it.

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  3. Beautiful pictures today,those lovely birds,all your creatures are very well fed.llona.

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    1. It's fascinating to watch the birds. They are getting a bit brazen, and not afraid of coming down for the food when I am about.

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  4. We've been enjoying seeing the visiting fledglings in our garden. Three baby great tits last week. Arilx

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    1. I watched them when the mums were feeding their young. Now the babies come and get their own.

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  5. Skyr or Greek Yogurt are the only yogurt's I can get the picky husband to eat. He thinks the other stuff is too runny. But he doesn't ask for a lot, so he can have his favourites.

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  6. Lovely quilt! I missed the April walking check in, as I was away. Will have to figure out a two month total for Wednesday to update my miles.

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  7. I've not been keeping a note of my mileage as I'm still walking every day but not nearly as much as I should be... ruddy leg....

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  8. I just love the quilt, so colourful. Great watching the birds and love hearing the blackbirds sing. On your walks ilona did you hear the cuckoo at all?? Havnt heard one for several years now.

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    1. I was really excited on Saturday to hear a cuckoo near cleethorpes boating lake.l actually managed to see 2 flying about in the bushes.



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  9. Hello Ilona. Beautiful quilt. I still have the quilt my grandmother made my mother back in the 1960s. I remember vividly it on my mom and dad's bed. It's worn and not used and falling apart, but I keep it in a sealed bag because I cannot part with it. Both parents are long gone now. We have deer here that we feed along with the birds and critters, but a little yearling buck has arrived that is tame and has ear tags. He's so sweet. You have a wonderful day! Diana

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  10. Isey Skyr 99p in Aldi but lots of artificial sweetener. If you use Plain Greek yogurt you can flavour it with puréed fresh fruit . From Karena

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  11. The quilt is gorgeous. All those squares sewn by hand, must have taken ages. You are one talented lady. Hoe you sell lots of things at your fair. X

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  12. Love your quilt! Love the colors you picked. Nice that you can enjoy it now.
    Kathy in Virginia

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