It was blinkin' cold on the morning I went to the midweek car boot sale. One of the people selling was the mum of the children I used to look after when I was doing after-school childminding. She said she had phoned her husband to say "remind me never to do a car boot sale this early in the year ever again!"
I came home with a pile of colourful stuff............. all for the grandchildren - AGAIN.
3 more dressing up or fancy dress costumes - again all for girls, 2 are Disney so haven't a clue who they are supposed to be; a lovely warm GAP jumper - to fit Willow in the winter; Elmer for whoever hasn't got a copy and a bundle of Duplo to add to what is here or maybe for whichever of the oldest 2 are playing with the Duplo they have at home.
The other thing I brought home was a tray of lettuce plants, they are in the greenhouse until after the frosts have finished, as are the Elder saplings which arrived looking a bit sad and squashed. And sadly the frost on Wednesday night made my aubergine plants keel over despite being covered by fleece. Start from scratch again or buy some plants?
During the week a parcel of dies arrived from a very kind blog reader for me to try on the Spellbinder Sapphire cutting machine that I found at a boot sale. I was keen to have a go but couldn't puzzle out how they would work. The picture on the box and the instruction leaflet showed thin metal shapes with raised ridges and what M had sent were fatter, soft squidgy tops and hard plastic bottom bits. I emailed M and she suggested looking on you tube, so I watched several demos of the Spellbinders Sapphire and they were all using thin metal/hard plastic shapes with raised ridges.
So if anyone can give me an answer to if these type of sissix dies will work with this mini cutter, I'd be very pleased to find out how. If they won't work then M doesn't want them back so I'd be happy to pass them on to someone with the right sort of machine.
So that was my week, apart from a bit of baking, a bit more clearing in the workshop and the usual shopping I've also been list writing. Getting ready for Easter weekend when the Surrey family are here for Willows first birthday party at her house and then an Easter Sunday tea-party with other family here.
This week I am grateful for
- Swimming in a quiet pool
- The first tulips of the year from my mini cutting garden
- The kindness of blogland
Have a lovely weekend everyone, I'm just hoping it warms up a bit because over here in the East the wind all week has been really cold.