Saturday, 30 June 2007

Where does the time go?

Do you ever wonder what you do with your time? This last month has passed by in a blur and I'm left feeling bedraggled. The reason...well I don't really know. Maybe it's just the weather that's making me feel like this. After all it is Summer and supposed to be long hot days and evenings spent in the garden?? Yeah I think that's the problem... the weather. So now that's sorted I'll move on.

Life here has been eventful. My daughter has finished her degree and had her final show/exhibition in Southampton. We all turned out at the opening night and had a great time. She has also decided to stay up there and find work. She is moving in with some friends to share a house. Although it was always a strong possibility that she wouldn't come back to Devon it now feels very final. A strange feeling.

My middle child is on an Archaeological dig as part of his degree so will hardly be home this Summer. That leaves my youngest who has just finished his GCSE's and as he proudly declares "seen the back of compulsory education". I don't have the heart to point out that he's hoping to go back to do A Levels (entirely his choice)...I think it might take the edge off his mantra!

You know as I read this back I think I may be suffering from empty nest syndrome. Although a few years ago a friend whose children had flown said that the first she realised it had happened was when her house stayed tidy and she had to wait for enough washing to accumulate before putting the washing machine on. So let me think ...tidy house, less laundry. I wish!!

The picture I've posted is WIP. A quilt for my youngest. The design is called "Bullseye Revisited". I started it at a one day workshop back in the Spring and I really must get it finished. So enough from me. Take Care all of you I'll be back ....sometime.

Saturday, 2 June 2007

The Ugly Duckling.

At last week's car boot I came upon a very 'shabby' piece of linen. That is shabby "shall I not even buy it" - not shabby as in Cath Kidston Vintage style. It really was a scrap and even the seller looked at me rather strangely when I asked the price. Looking back I think she had used it to protect some china pieces in transit. Anyway for the sum of 25 pence I became the owner of this sorry little piece of fabric. Even after washing it didn't really inspire me but I decided to rise to the challenge and give it a chance. Well lo and behold with a little effort, some cotton batting as a sandwich and an inside coat of vintage Laura Ashley this ugly duckling turned into a swan. Well I happen to think you?