Well, apart from the obvious rain celebrations, it has been an interesting week.
In the garden I now have a large shade sail over the veggie patch which will help me keep things going through the really hot days.
By watching Buy, Swap and Sell on Facebook I found a beautiful wooden table and eight chairs for the cottage for an amazing deal. They are perfect for the cottage.
When we picked this all up the lady was so lovely. They were moving the next day. She had the loveliest garden and she offered me potted plants, roots and cuttings. I came home with a potted Daisy bush and Lemon grass, Aloe Vera plants (five I think) and all kinds of creepers and succulents! It was just wonderful.
I made baked egg custards, pizzas from the garden tomatoes and basil and I also planted 18 more basil seedlings. If you want to harvest it first you have to plant it!
At the store coffee was on the best special I have seen in a long time. I saved $36 on coffee and got ahead in supplies. Now, I am finding very few good deals and very high prices. Also fairly empty shelves. Still notices up saying this or that is unavailable or in short supply. So this makes it even more important to take advantage when we do find a really good deal.
We had some really hot days. I finally got back to sewing! I am trying to use the fifteen minutes a day method. (I think this came from Down to Earth Blog and also Patsy, it works!) Once I get going I find I am there more than 15 minutes but other days I have just achieved the minimum. None the less this adds up so fast!
First I made up some Lavender Sachets. I am using what I have and the fairy images I had from WISH.
I found playing with pretty fabrics so much fun.
Having things to work on during awful weather makes the days so much better!
I kept going until I ran out of Lavender. Then I went on to Roses and kept going until I ran out of Roses! I save and dry roses all year so all the buds are dried for free, not purchased.
In the evenings I crochet and I finished a cotton shopping bag.
Everyone has heard about the virus outbreak. This is where my medical pantry came in. I see that masks have sold out and people are selling them for incredible prices on Ebay. That is ok I already had about 80 in my medical supplies. When something like this happens you are not going to be the first to the store and the first few to the store will buy all the supplies. That is all they have!
It also made me glad I have my essential oils. I got busy and made up kits for myself, the girls, my niece and a friend. We all have purse sized hand sanitisers, immune boosting rollers, germ fighting rollers and I have a diffuser necklace so I walk around in a little personal cloud of germ fighter.
I had everything on hand to make things up. With the masks and essential oil supplies I am now thankful I started a medical pantry a couple of years ago. I am amazed how fast things sell out. Then there is panic buying. We need to have our supplies in place then we are not part of this.
I hope you had a good week! Also it is now February!
Now I need to work on my Vicky Challenge post as that would normally be today. I will do my best to catch up.
We had 1 and 3/4 inches or rain so far. This is amazing for us. Because it has been warm the grass looks such a bright green!
Have a lovely weekend! xxx