It was two of my old friends birthday's this week. When I say old friends, our daughters' are all 20 now and we met at our local playgroup. They both had 4 children, I just stuck to the 2 and, when they were smaller they spent lots of time together while us mums drank tea and nattered. As the children have grown up we see each other less, but we try and meet every few months.
I decided not to buy the usual pot of daffodils/primroses and make them each a bag instead. I used the lovely birdie print fabric I got off eBay a little while ago.
This time the bags went much more smoothly. No pins stuck inside and I even cut the selvedge off!
I had to buy some more lining material as I didn't have enough.
I was very pleased with the result, and, as it turns out, so were they. We had a meal out in a local pub, and caught up.
Mr Clicky bought me some daffodils last week, and the young girl who served him told him to put sugar in the water. She said they had done experiments in school ~ I told you she was young ~ and they lasted longer. I've heard of putting lemonade in vases but I never have any. Now, I wouldn't usually worry too much about a £1.00 bunch of daffs but I thought I'd give it a go. Not only have they lasted longer they are standing more upright as well. When I mentioned this to Master Clicky he said, 'Of course they will Mum, you're giving them food,' and even finished off his sentence with a duh. That told me then.
Right, I'm off to watch Master Clicky play rugby, I am wearing long johns, thermal vest and two pairs of socks, I don't like getting cold!
See you soon, and you never know there may be progress on my Caramel Cardigan.