The very best of good intentions is my theme for my Monday post, linking in with Sian and the other Monday memo makers. Which has nothing at all to do with any intention to restrain myself from eating chocolate for breakfast yesterday. But if that had been my intention, it is only fair to be honest and say I failed miserably. No, this is an intention to dust off the sewing machine ...
"Let's completely refurbish the conservatory" said my husband, so we did. New roof, new windows, new window sills.
"As it looks so lovely and new again, let's replace the furniture too" he said, so we did.
"That quilt that Coco likes to sit on when she's enjoying the sun on the sofa out there is looking old and faded" I said, "I'm going to order some new fabric to make a new quilt to pick out the colours of the buttons on the new sofa", so I did.
"I'm going to make a start on that new quilt as soon as the fabric arrives" I said, but I didn't.
Before I give you my excuses as to why I haven't even cut out so much as a square of fabric, let me first take your mind off the fact that I've not started what I promised by sharing with you a picture of the fabric that I bought.
I think it will look nice.
When I get round to cutting it out and sewing it together.
Which may not be any time soon.
Because no matter how good my intentions are to get going on that project, my other mail this week included the ingredients needed to make these ...
We're going to hang a little decorated wicker heart on the end chair of each alternate row along the aisle of the room where Rachel is getting married. Which means we need 12. I thought I could get away with just winding the stem of each flower into the wicker but I don't think that it's going to be sturdy enough. So it means that I need to get to grips with a hot glue gun. Which I have never done before; wish me luck!
I also received the paper to make these ...
My dear friend Denise very kindly cut out the petals for me, and I 'just' have to curl and cut and stick them together to make flowers which will eventually be stuck onto ribbon (more hot glue gun action) to wind round serviettes on the dinner tables at the reception. Since taking this photo I've done a few more and it total I now have 26 finished roses.
I need 80.
You see my dilemma - there is no time constraint on making a quilt but I have a deadline for the flowers! I know it seems like I have a long time but you have no idea how long it takes me to do each flower.
So that's me for this Monday, sitting amid a crumpled heap of metallic foil which once decorated an Easter egg, and trying to get rid of the crumbs of chocolate from the keyboard of the computer. Let's hide the evidence eh?