Yesterday Mel S came over to work on crochet edgings! She lives in Adelaide and I have met her before! This was really fun as we had a lot of ideas to share. She is a beautiful knitter and her cross stitch is amazing!
There were a lot of ideas exchanged and it was so nice to chat about what we are doing. Mel has been putting in a lot of fruit trees and a lot of things around her home. As you can imagine we would never run out of things to talk about!
Mel also gave me two sets of floral sheets in the softest cotton! Thank you so much!
Some of the ways I saved money this week included:
It was my Uncle's Birthday. I baked him Shortbread biscuits and boxed them up. He loved this!
I planted seeds into my herb towers and refreshed then with extra soil etc. I planted chives, coriander and radishes. Also I added thyme seedlings as I use a lot of thyme.
There are lots of baby succulents and I divided them and got about thirty new plants.
I kept on working on hand towels and bath mats etc. I have one white bathmat to go then I am on to blue.
I got ahead with gifts made and by adding some grocery items to my holiday gift basket.
Overall I have been trying to get on top of everything so that I can start painting next week. When the weather is nice I am going to be working on the front of the house. And otherwise I have two rooms inside to finish.
The nursery room is finished except for decorating... I am working on that!
I got four large flattish plastic storage tubs. They will go under the bed when the bed is higher from the ground. (that project is on the list)
Our chicken that is super friendly and follows you around will often sit on the back door step. If she wants something she sits there and chatters. Usually I give her a piece of cheese then she goes off happily. But she knows she's not allowed to come inside.
On Wednesday it was lovely weather so I had the door wide open. I heard a funny noise in the kitchen... a scratchy scratchy noise.... so I went hunting. On the other side of the kitchen bench I keep a row of baskets under a shelf. And there was Chickie in one of my baskets!
She has never done this before! And she wouldn't get out either! So I had to just carry the whole basket outside!
Talk about cheeky! Later on she was sitting in my herb garden! She never normally does this either. I decided she was going crazy. Then I saw she had laid an egg! This is her first egg!
Now I think it is sweet she wanted to come inside to lay her egg but I booted her out!
So we have made her several new nesting boxes hoping she will like one and use it instead of setting up camp is crazy places!
How was your week? How did you feather your nest, get ahead and save?
We had lots of rain last night. Things are soaked! It is lovely. I have cooking planned for tomorrow.... a big lot of banana muffins and we will see what else!
I am off to the shops and to run a few errands. Have a lovely weekend! xxx