Monday, 19 June 2017
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
There has been very little happening on the making front if I'm truly honest; even though
there's more time, there seems to be less inclination. So, after clearing lots of yarn, papers and general 'stuff' from the sewing room, along with a fortuitous conversation, I'm starting a
little embroidery. And I love it! It's so gentle, and not heavy to hold or awkward in my hands.
A joy in fact. So, many embroidery books later, I settled on a Scandinavian one:
Because it's just for practice, I used an off-cut of curtain lining, which meant there was absolutely no pressure.
It's therapeutic in all the right ways - leaving time for thought as well as making.
And now I just want to make lots more - where's a spare pillow case?
Sunday, 11 June 2017
From the garden to cooking to making - planning helps it all.
Like most people I love to be spontaneous, deciding at a moment's notice
to bake or change a border or make a bag, but when faced with having to go shopping first,
well I'm easily put off! But if I make sure there's a basic supply of baking ingredients already in - I can bake those biscuits! All of which is to say - back to making the lists, doing the preparation work before its needed and clearing out all the unnecessary stuff that accumulates
around me. Because when that stuff is taking up space it seems
I can't concentrate. If I don't make sure fresh lemons and ginger are
on the shopping list then I'll drink so much more coffee than I should.
And when plants are finished then they have to be sorted as soon as the weather
allows - otherwise the job becomes huge rather than a ten minute one.
Am I getting right all of the time?
Oh no! Not by any stretch of the imagination.
But at least I'm trying.
The garden today: