Friday, 5 February 2010

Friday again

The end of another week has arrived already - at this rate it will be Christmas again before we know it! and I still won't have booked a campsite for our summer hols!

Lots of boring domestic stuff has happened this week - mainly coz its an excellent way of keeping warm. My sewing room is probably the coldest place in the house other than MrVV's office.  I did manage to spend some time up there and have made the start on a patchwork cover for a cushion;

I was wondering what to border and back it with - I'd hunted through my fabrics and not found a piece big enough. I'd nearly given in and gone to the haberdashery shop to buy some when I called into the charity shop and found a perfect offcut of Laura Ashley fabric :) So hopefully I'll get it all put together next week and I'll have 2 out 4 cushions recovered.

Little son & MrVV have been brewing again - this time cider.  In order to avoid the problems we had with the beer it moved into the aircupboard straight away - whilst it takes up space it does make it smell really nice in there;


They even pinched my fridge thermometer to make sure that it is warm enough for it - honestly it gets better treatment than me somedays!! Little son has appointed himself as chief-checker and tells me that it should be ready for bottling hopefully this weekend and then ready for drinking by the end of the month :)

I've been out today with my friend Country Girl - we headed somewhere we'd never been before but had heard good reports about.  It was a cross between a carboot sale/2nd hand shop/antique centre with an attached coffee shop.  It is run by a co-operative of sellers who all take turns in maning the shop.  There was everything in there from vintage bedding to 70's party frocks via floral china and of course books.  I was for once rather spoilt for choice for Ladybird books - there were so many that I'd have loved to bring home with me.  In the end I settled for 3 more Well-loved tales & 2 more from the nature series;

I have a feeling we shall be heading there again as the stock is constantly changing.  Today as it was raining we virtually had the shop to ourselves but it is in one of those places that come the warmer weather will be busy with daytrippers and holidaymakers.

Another busy weekend is looming - boys are hoping for sunshine so they can all go off on their bikes and I'd like to make a start on tidying the garden.  We're off out on Sunday for a meal to celebrate big son's 14th birthday (which is actually in the middle of next week but school gets in the way).

See you next week

xxxx Vicki xxxx



15 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Vicki, the antiques, car boot place sounds great! Anywhere near Beccles? Linda

TheMadHouse said...

Oh wow that shop/CS sounds cool. The patchwork is also brill.

VintageVicki said...

Its at Thorpness Linda - so not too far away :)

bellaboo said...

That antique/2nd hand/car booty type shop sounds just up my street!
Enjoy the celebrations this weekend.
Oh...and patchwork cushion is lovely!

Bellaboo :)

Serenata said...

How lovely to have someone to go out bargain hunting with! The cushion and fabric looks lovely. Have a great weekend.

Floss said...

What a fantastic shopping place! I'm trying to sell at the moment, I will update my shop HONEST! With this virus I have the energy to get everything half done but nothing finished...

RosieP said...

Cushion cover is going to look fab, can't wait to see the finished article.
RosieP x

Andrea said...

Pouring snow here, today!!
Hugs and blessings, andrea

magsmcc said...

I had two of those very books! Well done on such industry all round- especially given remaining wintry days!

Rubyred said...

Love the patchwork, so pretty!Hope your son has a Happy Birthday!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Rachel x

driftwood said...

love the cushion cover patchwork, so sweet x

made with love said...

Now that looks like a lovely shop. The patchwork is gorgeous.
Have a lovely weekend
Rachael XX

A Country Girl said...

I feel we will be heading back there sooner rather than later - you were rather spoilt for choice with all those Ladybird books, weren't you?

koralee said...

Love your quilt and your treasure of books...I adrore Ladybird books. Happy new week to you.

Tallis said...

WOW blast from the past, I used to have those books too, they were the best! And i have to agree the cushion cover will look great when its finished