I managed to create order out of chaos! I cleared the mountain that was the boys ironing!
I stood, with series 6 of Friends on DVD & ironed away! It is such a gratifying feeling to see empty ironing baskets & full wardrobes!
I don't know what it is I dislike about ironing so much, the actual mechanics of it aren't difficult. I think it's just knowing that these same garments will be back in the wash again so soon - & it's never ending!!
I am supposed to be doing the laundry again tomorrow, but I may leave it until after the weekend & just enjoy the 'being on top' feeling for a few days more!!
I do need to sit & sew name tapes into the new school uniform items - but that can wait a week or so!
In between rain showers yesterday, the boys set off to the skate park on their scooters, where a group of the village children have set up a 'Secret HQ'!! They have been ambushing each other & generally getting up to mischief!
Apparently this was the chosen ammunition for one assault until someone mentioned that their Mum makes Crab Apple jelly, so instead of aiming them at each other they all stuffed their pockets!
So now I need to dig out a recipe! My Mum used to make it when I was a child, I remember it being sharp, but I still enjoyed it!
So, with the ironing done & bathrooms fresh I had a guilt free scrappy afternoon today! Challenge 2 was up on Favourite Things , this time 'What's your favourite flower? Well, there's no hesitation there, Daisies have always been my favourite! I had Ox-Eye daisies in my wedding bouquet & if either of my boys had been a girl 'she' would have been called Daisy!!! So, here's what I came up with:
The journal ling reads "My favourite flower? That would have to be a Daisy! Any type of Daisy, Marguerite, Ox-Eye or your common or garden lawn daisy! As a child my Mum would tell me that the reason lawn daisies are only pink underneath is that the flower fairies come out at night to paint their colours, but as the daisies close up after sundown, the fairies can only reach the underside of the petals, how lovely a story is that? In my bridal bouquet I chose two Ox-Eye Daisies, which my Mum interwove with Lily-of-the-valley,Stephanotis, Gypsophilia & other tiny white, pink & blue buds".