Hello there ... hope all is well with you ... just fine ere..
Tell you what ... this snow has been a bit of a blessing for me ... this not being able to get out means I have had time to sit by the fire and sew...hurrah!
I managed to finish my little Grannie Ivy cushion.
I backed the knitted squares (sewn together) with some plain cotton and kinda quilted them together to give it strength.
And then did a bit of simple embroidery over the seams to ..well.. just because I thought it looked pretty really.
The backing is perhaps a bit loud and 'full on' for the rustic nature of the front ... but to be honest ...it was the first ... most easily accessible piece of fabric I could find ...
The thought of dragging out all the cases which I have carefully stashed my fabric was just too much
Anyway its clean and cheerful piece of fabric .. French I believe...and it does the job.
As you may have noticed I have just done a very basic job and will simply slip stitch the opening together now the cushion pad is in place.
Lazy maybe but its just for me ... and I did hand stitch it all ... how else could I stay glued to the fire.
So there we are Grannie Ivy .... hope you like how your handiwork has turned out.
Monday we went shopping to replenish stocks ... not a lot ... just basics really.
Last week I found the Mince and we still have some of that in the freezer ... so this week I fancied something a bit different ...but as thrifty-ly priced, we were in Lidl again.
I thought I would have a bit of this... Bacon Bits ...only this pack consists of two solid pieces ...like ends of rolls. About £2.26-ish a pack (1 kg) ... a lot of bacon for your money.
So how far can we stretch it ... that's the question..
Hubby P was a bit dubious until I suggested a bacon and egg pie ... that brought a smile to his face ...
As you know its all basic food here ... so being Tuesday ...a work day ... and me tired ... it was a simple tea.
I peeled a few potatoes before we went out this morning ... so this evening I just had to slice a bit of the bacon bits ... few mushrooms for Richard (veggie) and throw in a pan with a bit of onion.
So nice buttered potatoes.. bacon and a egg ... made a nice change.
Just be warned ..if anything it was a bit salty ... so no need to add salt to any dishes .. but good value and a change from mince.
I used under a quarter of the bacon so lots left for.....
bacon and egg pie
bacon and beans .. type thing
....and what else ....any ideas?
Take care ....bye for now x