The temperature in the car as I whizzed to the village this morning, was 31C. So, high 20s is a realistic figure. I was in search of BBQ charcoal briquettes. Not exactly seasonal fare, seeing that the Christmas stuff is now occupying the space where the BBQ bits used to be, but after a quest which took an hour, we are now in possession of enough charcoal to see us through the next month or so. Should the weather stay balmy, and should I therefore decline to cook. And I can always BBQ in the snow if needs be, of course.
The washing is drying outside - a perfect time to do all the linen, and I am in the mood for a nap. I finished the quilt I have been making for the past couple of months. I got a little side-tracked along the way, so it took longer than anticipated, but it is done and I love it. No photos yet, but soon. And now I am busy sorting out how to rescue a quilt I made for a friend about 15 years ago. It is well-loved and in need of some TLC. But it can be done.
I was browsing Pinterest a few days ago and discovered a gorgeous crochet pattern for a shawl using Red Heart yarn. Now we don't get that here, so can someone please tell me what weight of wool I need to use instead of red Heart Soft Yarn? Is DK right? Or must it be heavier? Then, because I am nosy, I popped over to Red Heart and looked at the yarn - oh the colours! The excitement! But it will have to wait for my grand Global Trot which is on the bucket list. I will be leaving home with 2 changes of clothing and 2 empty suitcases. I have plans, people. I want to go shopping. (And of course I want to a) see my friends, and b) see the country too!) One day. Crayola 64 crayons - with the sharpener...... do they still make those? Fisher Price nativity set...... yarn.......fabric. Did I say fabric???? Absolutely NOT. Until the stash is gone. That leaves room for other stuff, of course. Like peanut butter chips - those things you bake with - HAH!! I will have fun. One day. I can wait. Then I saw the beautiful girlie camera bags at Epiphanie Bags and decided that I would HAVE to visit, you see, because my list is growing. Never mind the fact that I have yet to acquire the camera which would actually NEED a bag! This is the WANT list, not the NEED list. So it is just for fun. I like having fun .
Well, my friends, it is nearly time now to sort out what we will be BBQ-ing tonight. Or maybe I will have some afternoon