Good morning, everyone. After yesterday's mega efforts, today's entry will be a lot shorter! Apart from anything else, I'm off for an early morning swim at 7:45.
Phew, I think yesterday was the hottest yet and humid as well. I dug out the fan from the guest room so there's now two downstairs and it was fine as long as I stayed in that sort of area. Overnight, things seemed to cool off a lot, thankfully, and I slept well.
Beth didn't come over. She felt very weak and woolly and just not with it properly and she stayed home to rest. A shame, but there will be other opportunities
When I looked at the 'cucumber' plant yesterday, it wasn't, it was another courgette. I neither want nor need another courgette so I'm back at the starting post with those arbour pots but I'm thinking lavender now - that would do for several years before getting too leggy and woody and the fragrance would be great.
I started the seat cushion. I've had the foam pad since last year, made to measure, and the fabric is old bedroom curtains; they're somewhat faded in parts but that's not a problem. It's all measured out now and tacked up. I shall properly sew along the side and one end and the other end I will hand stitch so it is easily undone and removed for washing at the end of each summer, I think.
Now I have to decide whether to make scatter cushions in a toning colour, contrasting colour or use the same fabric (I have quite a lot more). I have old cushion pads that do need using so I think I'll go with using the same fabric in the interests of frugality and conservation. Although I do rather fancy making some with machine patchwork - perhaps one side patchwork and the other side old curtains!
Maybe I could make some bunting too! That would be fun!
Note to self - go through fabric stash.
Today will be more of the same, I think.
I've just been out to pick my breakfast blueberries and I shall have them when I come back from swimming.
There's no way I am going to risk the garden centre today; the lavender will just have to wait. Beth and Jane are going to water the allotment today so I don't have to worry about that and there's only a bit of weeding, etc, to do at home, should I feel like it, before the evening watering.
I have some tuition planning but not an awful lot.
I'll get the sewing machine out and get that seat cushion made and I will go through my pile of fabrics to see if there's anything I can use.
And I will take it easy and stay as cool as I can.
Sounds like a plan!
Take care, everyone.