Today I set about tidying up the bench area. I tried out my cutting mat here for size. I need to fold my scraps in the mini picnic basket, but as I'll be pulling it out tomorrow to stuff some in my give away purse I figured that job could wait.
Progress so far
I need to get my brother to fix the magnetic noticeboard on the wall opposite to where it's now sat. That way it won't be visible from the rest of the room. I may hang a mini quilt in its current place. You may also spot a few treasures I've had in swaps like the fabric basket that I've been rounding up scraps into. I won't show you under the bench or the rest of the room because, the rest of the room in particular, is not looking that great...yet.
It seems I'm not the only one having a tidy up. When I got home from work I saw the neighbours had started having the laurels that block out a lot of view and light from our garden cut down. The neighbour popped round and said he intends getting the fence between us replaced next week. He also asked if we'd seen the truck that had turned over down the farm track that was needing some assistance to right. (I didn't like to mention it would have been a bit difficult for us to see the farm track until he took some of his laurels down.) When I did go and have a look out of the bedroom window I saw the truck that had turned over looked like a dustbin lorry and it needed a crane to get it upright and a huge flat bed lorry to take it away. It explains why it was so late before the rubbish was collected yesterday!