Simple Things Making Me Happy

So we have a new freezer for overspill (Please ignore bottle of wine. It is not, as the nasty rumour goes, a spare freezer for Mummy’s Wine.  I had forgotten to put it in the fridge and we were on a deadline) I remember a time when the most exciting present I could get was a nice piece of underwear or some interesting jewellery. It is probably a very sad day as I realise just how excited I am by the arrival of the freezer. I am officially a sad, old crone.

I have also finished my patchwork cushion. It’s very nice and everything but NEVER AGAIN! It has taken longer than the Bayeux Tapestry.  I am a woman who loves a quick win when it comes to craft. If I ever do patchwork again it will be with MUCH bigger hexagons.
Made some little chocolate cake (I can’t bear the name “cupcakes”, Makes me think of lifestyle bloggers sitting in front of log fires pretending they are actually going to eat the food they are posing with) You might be surprised how life affirming a little cake becomes with the addition of a little Munchie sweet in the middle before it goes in the oven. No photos sorry – all woofed down.
I may not get out much but I certainly know how to keep myself happy at home. Simple soul that I am.



  1. November 4, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    I keep my patchwork to strips, rectangles and squares. Can't be doing with hexagons – I am not a honeybee!!

    • November 5, 2014 / 6:56 am

      So Are they quicker then? I hand sewed these and am certainly not a natural hand sewer.

  2. November 5, 2014 / 6:21 am

    I think I can claim the record for taking a long time to finish a patchwork. It is forty years old now and still unfinished! That cushion looks gorgeous.

    • November 5, 2014 / 6:56 am

      Ha! You win. Mine just felt like forty years.

  3. November 5, 2014 / 8:52 am

    I'm with you in the excitement stakes. I had a new steam mop and was positively overjoyed, much to the amusement of my girls. Simple things eh.. But at least we are happy which is more than can be said for some folk.

    Loving the cushion. I wouldn't have the patience for it, but it was so worth all the effort you put in.

    X x

  4. November 8, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Ha, I'm like you with the quick craft!!! Your cushion is great!! I love the sound of your cakes! X

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