I took a few minutes this afternoon to sew the buttons on another In Threes cardigan I made for Bonnie some weeks ago. It's a little too big for her at the moment, I knew it would be, but Joanne can put it away for her to wear later in the year.
I used some drops yarn I had in my stash, so no money spent again :-)
I used three buttons I bought from Wool@13 last year
I finished stitching my April Calendar Girl on Thursday, I sorted through my fabric bits for the backing, I don't have many blues, which would have been better, but I think this polka dot one will be ok, what do you think?
I'll set aside some time in the week to put it all together, I have to get some threads to make the cording anyway.
The weather was lovely yesterday so we had a few hours tidying up the garden, the grass is still really wet and because we have mostly clay soil, the borders are still sodden. Mark managed to get another layer of leaves up but there are still many that are too wet to suck up. I did manage to get all my Dahlia's planted up in pots, I bought nine tubers this year, I don't know if I'm going to put them in the ground or in pots yet, the slugs had a feast on them last year and they didn't thrive very well.
It's lovely to see a bit more colour outside after all the dull weather we've had, although the Tulips I planted and looked forward to seeing are not doing very well this time, a combination of pesky squirrels and wet weather I think. There are some along the edge of the path that might come good, we will have to wait and see.
Thank you to those who commented on my last post, it seems this panic buying is not limited to the UK alone.
The announcement on Thursday to close all pub's restaurants, cafes and so on from Friday seems to have lead people to panic buy wine and beer now, there was no wine in Aldi on Thursday and the beer isle was almost empty in Tesco too. I really do find it hard to believe some people.
Today I've seen posts on FB showing the crowds of people waiting outside Tesco and Asda, more akin to football crowds, it's crazy. The closure of places of public gatherings was to protect people and to try and slow the spread, so why do people think that this sort of crowd does not fall into that description?
I'm trying not to dwell on the news so much because I'm thinking about it too much afterwards, Friday I felt particularly down about the whole thing, not helped by the fact that someone has left a very nasty anonymous comment. I guess they are not brave enough to leave a name, I do wonder at the mentality of those that feel the need to do something like this. It did bother me for a little while in as much as I couldn't understand why someone would be like that, and then it annoyed me that I couldn't answer back and call them out for what they are 😠
If anyone knows how to block anonymous comments please let me know. For now I've left the comment there, you can read it if you go back to my last posts comments. If they come back I hope they're shamed, (but I don't expect they will be).
Stay safe and take care all