Sunday 16 August 2020

Sunday again

These weeks are going so fast as are the days. Both man and dog are snoozing off breakfast and I thought I'd take the opportunity to peek into blogland. It's thankfully, noticeably cooler today. One of my real life chums gave me the top tip of filling a hot water bottle with cold water  then sticking it in the freezer. Pop the frozen bottle in its cover, or wrap in a towel....and take it to bed! I've had two brilliant nights of sleep without the uncomfortable overheating feeling of previous nights. Bliss!
I've more dog bags under construction and am just really enjoying the freedom of the time to sew. The HG is off work now until I go back and we will be going to stay in the NE with Miss 26 next week for a few days. I am determined he is also going to put up the magnetic fly screen he's been promising for quite some time now! I'd do it myself but cannot due to the constraints of the building near the back door. It needs a bit of jiggery pokery.  My dog is hilarious with her sock fetish! She is often seen with a stolen pair of socks in her mouth - her favourite ones tend to be my hand knitted ones or the HG expensive wool ones!

Yesterday we were mostly in the garden, we had our first BBQ of the year for tea. And those are 4 of the bags so far! I might go do a bit more before we take Madam out for her Sunday walkies. Because it's cooler, there's no urgency to do it first thing. Hence the relaxed atmosphere of my lounge

Lots of love from 
Rachel * at one with the world* Radiostar xxx


  1. Totally love the bird fabric, I plan a few sewing days this week.

  2. Your bags are great! I remember our cocker spaniel used to love grabbing one of our slippers, he would look at us as if to say I’ve got your slipper what are you going to do about it, then run away like mad and hide it somewhere hilarious 😂 I hope you enjoy your stay with your daughter in the NE you will find it considerably cooler. Thank you for the blog visit and leaving such sweet comments, have a great week.

  3. I did that with a hot water bottle last year and it perished inside - don't think it liked being frozen

  4. Isn't it lovely to have so much time. Just wait till you are retired. I thoroughly recommend it! :-)

  5. I'm glad of the cooler weather. Thankfully we've not had any downpours like other parts of the country, just a few half hearted drops of rain. The material for the dog bags is really nice especially the bird one. Is this the first time you've seen Miss 26 since lock down. I bet you can't wait to get together can you. By the way I'm sure she was Miss 20 when I first started reading your blog - where have those years gone! xx

  6. I filled a hot water bottle with cold water and i have a chill pillow. They helped a little.
    We had about 4hrs of one heavy down pour. There are 2 main dykes (there used to be more) that badly flooded, but luckily no homes were.
    My dog likes to steal one sock and chew it to bits.
    Enjoy the rest of your summer hols

  7. Gorgeous Puffin design fabric. It's going to make an awesome bag!! I like the hot water bottle in the freezer tip ....going to try it as I am so sick of hot sweaty sleepless nights!! Why the sock fetish?? I can understand with slippers but with socks!! keep well Amanda x

  8. Your hot water bottle frozen trick is a new one for me; I might buy a bottle so I can try it in future. We are having a heat wave at the moment. Your dog and the sock fetish is cute.


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