Saturday, 25 August 2012

Bank Holiday Retreat

We have a long weekend, yay!  The clouds are accumulating, not so good, but with 33 projects to choose from I'm happy.

My son is off at a festival so it's a silent weekend, much needed after a stressy week or two (not that he is a problem to  have around!).  I that's why the paper piecing has come out in the last two weeks, I need to meditate with something in front of the TV for a bit.

I will get one long walk in between showers, today will be the best day as the forecast is cool and windy, my perfect day. I can hear the wind in the trees at the end of the garden now.  Love that sound, and the way my weeping birch moves in the breeze.

The workroom (lounge!) needs a serious tidy before I work on the 'orange and blue'............ how does shoe polish, two boxes of matches, a voucher for a pack of tea and a packet of plasters end up on my work table???  Er, that would be the party boy preparing for his festival.

That unsightly pile of fabric is the mending pile, that must be tackled before anything else!

I will piece the remaining sets for project 29, clear up, work on orange and blue and maybe do some cutting-papers and the crumb scraps for 1/2" diamonds.  And lots of papers in hexies.  Oh, and the mending!

A friend at work gave me a bunch of dried sage a while ago when I was stressed-she is into alternative healing.  You light it, it smokes rather than burns, you walk round the house with it to banish negativity.  For me it worked as a reminder, not because it had mystical properties: every time I caught a whiff of the burnt sage, for the day I was able to pull myself up by my intellectual bootstraps and think positive about everything. Those matches are about to come in useful!  Only thing is I have to walk round the house again after I have done it, not to sniff, but to check if burning embers have flaked off and set fire to the house!  The convoluted lengths I go to to find peace!  Have to laugh at myself sometimes ~{:¬?

I have a new book to start a Bookcrossing ring, looking forward to this....I am the last of 9 readers, the book has been to continental North America, Australia and is back home in the UK now.

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