I have been keeping myself busy with little projects, making it easy to fill my days. Firstly, the humble chicken was roasted on Sunday for a roast dinner. Monday more of the chicken was used to make a curry. Today, the remaining chicken breast was used to make a chicken in pepper sauce dish with pasta and salad. I have just finished boiling the bones and remains of the legs to make a chicken and rice broth for the freezer, its always handy to have some soup ready. There was no waste but equally there was plenty of meat so the chicken has made 4 meals for 2 people.
The dolls house has been moved downstairs from the attic bedroom, making it easier to work on. Gerard has also been down to the outbuilding to gather together any materials needed to work on it. Today we worked on the roof.
One side both painted and the slate outlined, the other side painted waiting to be outlined and affixed. Gerard made a start on looking at the electrics to see what is required. It is a slow but very enjoyable project. We both enjoy doing the research for it as well so new skills will be learnt along the way.
My doorstep delivery project will be ongoing for some time so I will be adding to it on a regular basis. I will share anything that I do that is different. More embellished paper clips for bookmarks or journals have been added.
I am keeping busy and filling my days well for which I am thankful. I am also very thankful for all of you who visit and for new followers, I do hope you enjoy my little adventures through life. Thankfully we remain in Tier 3, there has been an outbreak on Barra so that more than 10% of the population is now in isolation. As expected they have now been moved to Tier 4. The roll out of the vaccine appears to be going well here on the Island, for that I also give thanks.
Hope all is well with you wherever you are in the World. Take care and stay safe.
See you soon.
I like the flowers you made from the Harris Tweed fabric. I like the flowers on my roll with writing utensils inside and journal. Such a crafty sweet friend you are! I saw a red clothespin on my refrigerator the other day. It has a flowers made out of fabric that is pasted on it. I got that one from a Women's retreat with our church friends years ago. We've not had one until 2019 but i didn't go as I had something else to do, as a vendor the following week and needed to finish what I was doing. It was cold with a.m. I looked outside and there was a bit of frost on the grass and frost on neigbhor's house across the street! Take care!ReplyDelete
I do indeed love following along on your adventures and crafting. I'm very nosy! Especially with crafts and how others are handling the lockdowns. The bibs/teething rings look so professional. And the tweed flowers are just beautiful.ReplyDelete
You are so creative. I love the things you make. Your cooking sounds good too.ReplyDelete
Lovely crafts, you are now well stocked for "come what may"! Ditto here with the chicken although I cheated and bought a rotisserie chicken already cooked. Soup made today and the second meal to follow. Then tomorrow will be chicken fajitas and next day a chicken salad. That should do it!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous tweed broaches, and those bibs and teethers, wow.ReplyDelete
Your tweed brooches are lovely, and carry the flavour of your island home with them. The baby things are so sweet. Roast chicken gets used much the same here, making several meals for the two of us.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy reading about life in your comfortable and cozy cottage.
Beautiful rainbow! We've had 2 whole days with no rain and I was puttering outside today. Found 2 nice clumps of Chives growing. Tomorrow it will be cloudy and no doubt we'll have some rain again. That's January. Keep well.ReplyDelete
Good Morning Lorraine. I enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful clips and brooches. You are so creative.ReplyDelete
I do the same with a chicken. Dennis and I can get 4-5 meals from one baked chicken.
Your dollhouse will give you so many hours of enjoyment as you and Gerard work on it together. What fun, choosing decorations and fixtures. :-)
How soon will you two be able to get the vaccine? Dennis will be eligible soon, but I'm not in a group for quite some time.
I pray for you both to stay well every day. I pray that soon this will be a horrible memory for the entire world and we'll be able to live our lives again.
Blessings and love,
Thank you for sharing all your crafty makes, you are an inspiration. You're lucky to have a view of the rainbows. Our house doesn't have much of a view. I hope you get your vaccine soon - Dayle found out he can get his on Thursday at the Veteran's Administration clinic. I unfortunately am going to have a month or more. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Where was Mickey's share of the chicken, haha. Archie loves it when we have chicken as he gets his fair share of the leftovers. It will be fun following along with your dolls house adventure, it's nice that you and Gerard have a project you can work on together.ReplyDelete
You have been busy. Your dolls house will keep you both going for quite a while especially if you plan to make furniture as well. Great fun.ReplyDelete
So excited to see you working on the doll house, it looks like so much fun!ReplyDelete
Your doll house is making process. Pretty baby bibs and beautiful rainbow.ReplyDelete
Lovely creations, as always, keeping you away from covid; good for you ;)ReplyDelete
Have a cozy evening !
That's nice that you kep you busy in these boring times ! I try tooj, my husband suffers more of the situation. Your dollhouse will become beautiful !!ReplyDelete
A sewing machine must be an asset for many of your projects and the makes such as the brooches are very stylish. I look forward to seeing the progress on the doll's House. You both sound as if you're filling your days with satisfying activities.ReplyDelete
Your dollhouse is really coming along and looks so nice. Is it for a granddaughter?ReplyDelete
I love your little paper clip toppers. What sort of glue do you use to hold the buttons (I am assuming they are buttons) on the tops?
Sorry, I’m full of questions today!
The brooches are very pretty ... so wonderful that your family waiting for a baby. It's so much fun to knit baby clothes :-)ReplyDelete
I'm really looking forward to the dollhouse. Have fun with further building.
My husband is working at home this week because of the coronavirus and today I baked wonderful scones for us ... it was delicious and great that we could have breakfast together.
Viola sends you warm greetings
Isn't chicken wonderful. You've had some delicious meals.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy seeing your makings and creations, and the dolls house is coming along nicely.
All the best Jan
You are certainly keeping busy. I love seeing what you are up to!ReplyDelete
It is good to keep busy and you have created some lovely gifts. The dolls house looks lovely with lots of different jobs to keep you both occupied over the next few weeks:)ReplyDelete
I love seeing your gift ideas, and they are very inspiring to get me to take time to do handicraft.ReplyDelete
That dolls house is big and progressing well in fact looking great. A fun chore! I must say I do like all your crafty makes;so very creative! Thats great that your husband has had his vaccine. It seems to be very slow here. keep well Amanda xReplyDelete
I love that you can fill your days with such joy between the two of you. I am not working at the moment and I never have a dull day - there is always something to do.ReplyDelete
I love seeing what you have made. Love those brooches. I always like a brooch pinned on my coat. I just think they look so nice. I am working on a few puzzles and a paint by number. Take care and enjoy seeing your handicrafts.ReplyDelete
I admire the way you've been keeping busy with fun and cheerful projects. I love the brooches as well.ReplyDelete
Such a cute doll house and I love your brooches!ReplyDelete
The bibs and teething rings are beautiful. You are making some lovely thoughtful gifts. I’m looking forward to following the progress of the dolls house.ReplyDelete