I feel like this post should come with a health warning, don't come too close, I'm full of cold and sinusitis! A nice cup of tea will go down a treat though so come on in, sit down and let's pour a cup.
Did you remember to put the clocks back last night? Back to Greenwich Meantime, Summer is most definitely over.
I'm about to have a week's half term holiday and it couldn't have come at a better time. Apart from the fact that I'm feeling poorly, hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon and I'll feel better. The term at school ended in the most horrible way, with a memorial service for a Year 9 student of our who was killed whilst crossing the road a week ago. The feeling of sadness and loss encompasses the whole school and it is heartbreaking to see the outpouring of grief from her young friends and classmates.
So how will I spend my week off - with weather forecasts for torrential rain, storms and gale force winds on Monday! Well, I have a couple of new projects to start. Fabric related! My niece came over a little while ago and saw my quilts and suggested that for Christmas presents I could make her two children floor cushions with a patchwork cover. I didn't need to be asked twice! I sourced some floor cushion pads on the Internet and now they have arrived, the fun begins. I had already ordered this fabric for Jacob's ...
and I just need to get a couple of other plainer fabrics to add to this little stash. I think it's great fabric for a 2 year old boy! So I shall be returning to the fabric shop I discovered last week to do a little retail therapy and get the fabrics for his sister's as well. Then I think it's safe to say that the dining room will be turned into a sewing room for the rest of the week!
I have to make a bit of a confession. My scrapbooking mojo has disappeared completely. I don't know why - maybe I've run out of photographs that I want to use, but then again, there are many clever scrappers out there who manage to make beautiful pages with not a photo in sight! Or maybe it's just that sewing has taken over a little and once I've done a bit more of that, I'll get back to may pages again. Do you ever feel like that? And if you do, how do you get back into it?
I'll be telling you how much I am enjoying the Friendship Quilt project and how easy it would be for me to rush in and get all 12 squares done, right here, right now! But I'm trying hard to pace myself and clever Fiona hasn't sent us all the addresses so I can't anyway. Let's just say that I have been practicing with the next two. I can't wait to see more of Abi's as they arrive. Did you see the one Deb Turtle sent her of a tea cup with a little loopy handle? So clever! And I know that othere have made a start too as I've seen little hints here and there on blogs and instagram.
Well, I do hope I have not shared too many germs with you along with the cup of tea. I see that my daughter is gathering her hairdressing equipment together which means that my long overdue hair cut is about to happen. My hair hasn't been this long for years. 14". But that's quite long enough, should I go for something a bit shorter again, keep it more or less as it is with just a trim? Decisions, decisions. You'll have to wait until next month to find out when we get together again!
This post is part of an idea put together by Abi over at Creating Paper Dreams - please pop over there and see who else is about to put the kettle on for you!