Friday, 11 April 2014

My Month in Numbers ~ March 2014

March was a very busy month around here. In fact it was a here, there and everywhere kind of month.

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On the very first day of March, I drove seventy miles for a sewing meet up in Exeter. The sum total of my productivity that day, was basting the seven hexagons above, for a Grandmother’s Flower Garden Block. I spent my time chatting to the other ladies and learning lots of tips and tricks from the lovely Kerry.

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I taught two classes of nine ladies and we made six projects between them both. I finished the last fifty pages of Life after Life, which I really enjoyed, after a bit of a slow start. I read all four hundred pages of Half Bad, but I wasn’t that impressed. I started The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I took a “shelfie” for World Book Day.

I cooked three litres of Meadow Barn soup, two dozen Cornish Fairings and one dozen lemon drizzle cup cakes ready for a weekend away.

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I packed up my car with crafting supplies and drove ninety miles to meet up with nine lovely ladies (and three husbands) for our annual DIY retreat in Herefordshire.

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A table for eight crafters and a separate table for the two messy ones! A beautiful sunrise on the Saturday morning, the view from the back of the barn and the calm after the creative storm on the Monday morning. Three blissful days away.

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I came home to my first two bunches of daffodils. Only one hospital appointment this month, with three panels of beautiful stained glass to look at while we waited. On the thirteenth of the month, I made a batch of rice crispy bars, using thirteen marshmallows and thirteen toffees, along with butter and rice crispies. Spooky!

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I received one hand made card and two bars of my favourite Green & Blacks chocolate, wrapped in paper decorated by my two creative children.

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One of them had two wrappers, but that didn’t stop me!

That’s my March and I’m linking up with Julie and all the other counters this month.

ETA: Oops! I thought the scheduling hadn’t worked, but it *might* be because today is actually the 11th and not the 12th!

20 comments:

Ali said...

LOVE this post!!! mmmm do you have a link to your crispie cake recipe??

Gail said...

Sounds like a busy and interesting month. Ok, now you've got me wondering what Cornish Fairings are.

KraftyKaren said...

Looks like you have had a really lovely month - so nice seeing you at Meadow Barn xx

fairy thoughts said...

Great post .... It must have taken a lot of thinking about with all the numbers. I still love the idea of you unwrapping the double layers on your choc choc
Janet

MiniOwner said...

Ooh a super post; so interesting to reda.
Suee x

MiniOwner said...

'to read' grrr! :)

Virginia said...

Oh I love reading things like this - fabulous stuff!

Sian said...

Lots of really very evocative pictures here to enjoy. I have a new Seasalt catalogue here - bought a stripey tunic from the last one.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely post!! Xxx

debs14 said...

What a fab set of numbers, full of my favourite hings, crafting, cooking and chocolate!

alexa said...

Glorious range of numbers with lots of interesting and exciting histories to them! And I like the way you've processed your photos.

Sandra said...

You've had a lovely busy month

Miriam said...

What a gorgeous crafty month! Love your photos Fiona.

My simple life said...

MB seems so long ago now! We need another one I think ;)

Jo said...

Wow, it sounds like you had an amazing month! x

Chidkid said...

Good lord! You have been busy! What a fabulous array of crafting goodies and food! Keep on living the life..yours look awesome!

Beverly said...

That is a month jam packed with activity and numbers :)

Julie Kirk said...

So much going on. I'm surprised March hasn't been made official 'crafting in a barn' month yet. Happens every year in Month in Numbers ... it's about time they caught on!

Loving the look of the crispie cakes ... they even look so neat and tidy [as well as delicious!]. And I like that you counted them!

How sad that there was no secret 'golden ticket' inside your double wrapper. Unless of course the wrapper *was * the ticket ... forget I said anything ...

I've added you to the board now: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/my-month-in-numbers/

Happy April to you and yours Fiona!

Julie x

S said...

What a lovely post to catch us up on life at your place. I enjoyed my visit and envy you your reading time and crafting time too.

Julia said...

Lovely to actually be part of your numbers and thank you again for the delicious soup and lemon cakes (not forgetting those yummy ginger snaps - please post a recipe soon!)