Having sacrificed the last couple of non-working days before the summer to FQR and the end of term, I don't think I managed to be alone for more than an hour at a time, and in total for about 5 hours during the last 8 weeks. I do love my family dearly, but sometimes the lack of silence is overwhelming!
Today I dropped the kids at school, nipped to Waitrose for essentials, including my free cuppa, and by 9am I was back home and sewing.
First I made the notebook cover for my friend. I had to trim the ends off the cover by 1/4" so that it all fitted perfectly, but I am sure she will understand and be able to cope with doing likewise should she get to the re-fill stage!
I think it looks very spring-like on this grey autumnal day, so I am hoping it will put a smile on her face. I will be helping her at Rainbows (she's a leader), and doing sewing with the girls on a couple of Fridays soon, so I hope she doesn't decide she won't need my help after all!
So then I finished my Holiday Memories quilt top. It looks great, to me. I have tried to explain the abstract nature to the kids, and they are humouring me by saying 'oh yes I see'; I am sure you will all do the same in due course!
That done, I grabbed my KISS tapestry and snuggled up on the sofa and watched the first two episodes of Top Of The Lake. I would have loved to have been able to grab some garden time, but that was not to be, damn clouds, but as far as a day off goes, it was wonderful.
I am feeling a little more energised, and I even pulled out all my Cherry Christmas and have decided on a plan of action! Go me!!!