Thursday, 2 December 2010

Keeping Busy

Ive made a couple of felt owls to go on the Christmas tree. I knitted them a scarf each to keep the cold out.


And I finally got around to making the cushion covers too.
I also have a massive order for jars of Chilli Jam from the Dancing Queen and her Uni friends. Apparently it goes very well with Dorritos!
Being snowed in can make you quite productive!
We have also been out and cleared our cul-de-sac with a few of the neighbours. It was very hard work, but we adopted a wartime spirit and had a good laugh too. Things picked up greatly when one of the neighbours came out with hot coffee and Jack Daniels!!!
The house is like a new pin! Its been "fettled" to within an inch of its life. I'm exhausted and ready to go back to work for a rest!

26 comments:

dubgirl said...

the owls are very cute x

mooncalf said...

aww the little cold owls!

Lovely cushion.

I made some of that Chilli jam on your recommendation and it is yum. I only made two pots so I'm keeping them both myself but I've had a few requests for next year's batch.

Jill said...

Love your little owls Diane - it's a very good job you knit them a scarf each, we wouldn't want them to freeze to death in the weather.

Your new cushions are looking great too - you have been productive haven't you?

I love having a good clean up and clear out - I always feel so cleansed afterwards.

Jill x

Louise said...

Sounds like you have been very busy!

I love your owls and their little scarves, they'll look great on the tree!

Ellouise88 said...

Your owls look really cute. When are Homes and Gardens coming then?

cieldequimper said...

You've just reminded me that I need to dust and sew. Your owls are really sweet and I like the fabric of the cushion.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I think you should stay off work, sounds like you have had a fab creative fun time :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thay are sooooooo cute, I love them. Diane

Menopausal musing said...

Jack Daniels and snow clearing, sounds very civilised to me................

Vintage Tea Time said...

Cute owls - love the scarves! The cushions look great. Well done you - busy, busy!

Orkneyflowers said...

Love the owls and the war time spirit!

50 and still trying to be Frugal .... said...

I love the owls. You have been busy. When do you think you will be back at work - will you have time to refit the kitchen!!!!

jennyfreckles said...

You have been busy - want to make a start on mine now?

Jacquie said...

Hi Diane, love your makes. Glad you had some fun in the snow !
Great Yorkshire word - fettled , havn't heard that for years , since I moved to the midlands :0)
Jacquie x

Poppy said...

Hello, I’m sorry it has taken me so long to visit you! I would give it a go doing a photography course, I really enjoyed doing mine.

Cute owls! :0)

I can’t believe how much snow you have got! Lou xxx

Ray+Joan said...

why didn,t you knit them blue & white they could have joined the other 4 SWFC fans

Kathy said...

My you've been busy! Love the owls ... they certainly need their cosy scarves this week.
Love Kathy xxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

You are a great treasure Diane~ thank you so so much for keeping us warm in your thoughts ~ I think it worked you know!
Being a Northern lass myself I am able to withstand great excesses of cold, ( Think Big Market, Saturday nights mid '80's. Coats were definately not de rigeur!)

Christmas shopping in York on the shambles with chestnuts keeping our hands warm, still no coat!

Thank goodness for a bit Wallace and Gromit style ingenuity, we have temporary heating, hallelujah!

Love Sarah x

Em said...

Love those cute lil' owls!!!!
I love chilli jam too,which recipe did you use?
Em xxxx

Deb said...

You are just the MOST industrious of bloggers! When we lived outside of Washington, DC in the 1980's we were snowed in by three consective snow storms...two full weeks off school (we were teaching at the time). My house was clean and neat and we had "shoveling" parties with the neighbors after each new storm. Fun!

lazylol said...

I love being snowed in! Our school doesn't re-open until Tuesday and we were sent home last Tuesday! Great timing for getting all the Christmas jobs done!

love those cupcakes said...

How come you've managed to achieve so much and I've done so little? Actually, I've done nothing. Too busy oohing and aahing at all this snow.

Green thumb said...

The cutest owls ever seen in Blogland!
xxxxx

Jenny said...

Fettled, I love that expression. Hope you spend the weekend admiring the efforts your housework and the view outside, from a warm and cosy chair.

bad penny said...

I think a nip of Jack Daniels will warm your dear little owls too !

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oh I'm all in favour of the campaign to bring back houseparty !! Wouldn't it be just fab?
Wishing you a happy weekend, Diane !
Denise x