Saturday photo an hour

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Joining in with Is That You Darling Photo An Hour, October.

I had no plans other than to get some work done but it actually turned out to be a rather lovely day of what ever I pleased.

Andy woke me to say goodbye before leaving for work. My first job of the day was to release our kitchen mouse, he'd succumbed to the lure of cherry cake in the trap at some point overnight and I was finally able to rid my kitchen of our furry friend.

My first cuppa of the day was enjoyed while catching up on a few of my favourite blogs.

Ironing. Yawn.

Work. I'm designing a new logo, and it went really well. After just 45 minutes I was happy with what I'd created and decided to leave it at that for the day. I need to present a few different options and I'll work up some others over the next few days. I like to have the time to create something and then go back and review it. What I like about freelance is being able to work when I'm feeling creative. Some days it just doesn't work and on those days I turn off my Mac and concentrate on something else. I find this to be a much more creative way of working and more time efficient too.

I've been making some tree decorations for a Christmas bazaar at the end of November and I've got a lot more I want to make so I set about finishing some of these wreaths (aka curtain rings wrapped in wool and embellished with beads).

My fingers got a bit sore from the sewing so I switched to one of my favourite things - buttons. I'm making tree and snowmen decorations. Cute, yes?

Lunch - baked beans on toast - the lunch of champions!

Back to buttons accompanied by the final series of Dexter.

When I'd exhausted the buttons of any more tree combinations I turned my attention to my patchwork quilt. What with one thing and another it's been neglected recently but with fingers still too sore for sewing, I set about cutting out loads of hexagons instead.

To get my daily intake of vitamin D, I made myself a cuppa, grabbed a piece of cherry cake and sat in the garden with a book. My intention was to read but girl cat decided to sit on my book and lick the remnants of cake from my fingers. Eventually she relinquished my book and I sat in the afternoon sun reading with her snoozing on my lap.

Still outside with the girl cat, I couldn't resist some pet selfies...

Made a start on writing this post.

Supper. A bit of a random combination as tomorrow is grocery day. Fish cakes, chinese style rice and broccoli. Andy was still at work so I was eating solo again. Sometimes the life of a farmer's girlfriend can closely resemble that of a single girl, except I have more washing to do and food disappears from the pantry at an alarming rate! And there is mud all over the house.

Beer and TV - The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother

Girl cat likes E4 as much as I do.

I'm so rock and roll I'm in bed before 9.30pm with a book on a Saturday night.

Goodnight cuddles with the boy cat.

What did get up to yesterday?


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  1. I enjoyed your day! The buttons are really cute! Love your tabby cat. Didn't know/remember Andy was a farmer!

    1. thinking about it, I'm not sure I've ever mentioned it before now...

  2. I spent today having a nap and reading in bed - nothing wrong with a book in bed.

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  3. Great photos. Loving your Christmas decorations, they look fab.

    X x

  4. My Saturday was mostly spent sewing, now that I've got my new machine up and running. I've been desperately trying to make some headway on the BIG list of things I need to make before Xmas and also wanted to get my cape made.

    1. I've seen the cape - it's all kinds of awesome!

  5. Stopping by via photo an hour. Your button Christmas trees are adorable!

    Mmmm, beans on toast! Lunch of champions indeed.

  6. Oh my god I want your day - it was perfection!

    God those button decorations are the shizz I'm super jealous.

    ALSO. You have a MOUSE in your first picture - look at his little FACE!

    1. If he hadn't pooped all over my kitchen floor I'd have been tempted to let him stay...


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