I have been busy making up for lost time.
My eye surgery was a wonderful success and I have found a new joy in craft work that had been neglected for the past year or so.
There was a t-shirt that Elly threw on my bed one morning, way back last year.
“Could you alter the neckline for me mum, it is far to high and tight? You know me, I hate tight necklines they make me feel like I am choking. I think it needs to be shortened about three inches… and the side seams taken in”.
I love how my non ‘needle’ daughter sees her mother! 😛
The t-shirt is well on the way now and I have a morning’s hand sewing left to finish it off… photos to follow.
I emptied, washed and refilled my heat packs and made a new one to Elly’s specifications. I use a fleece fabric.
I washed and re-corded my kitchen blinds.
Fabric that I bought over a year ago for bathroom curtains, has now reached the top of my sewing bundle. And I still have a fitted sheet to alter.
I completed some crochet items, a star knee blanket, a jacket – which you have seen, two berets and a third is at the final stage.
These tasks all take time. I am slower than I used to be and the late, but welcome Gypsy summer as my friend Celi calls it, gave us extra daylight for the past month. The first of November was a wonderful bright and sun filled day, so totally different and warmer than 1st of June – our high summer.
I am also enjoying driving again. For quite a while it was local and utilitarian. I am venturing further and even had a week in Dublin. Elly suggested their late bank holiday weekend and she stretched it by taking an extra day’s holiday on the Friday. We did Girly things – shopping, eating, visiting friends and an evening at the Movies. George worked in the background and my car was given the works, a complete Valeting – it looked like it was just out of the showroom. Pity the skies cried all the way home to County Antrim!
I do have photos, but need to sort them out.
I am back! And hope to return to regular blog reading and commenting, although I missed it, the weeks away from screens large and small, was good for my soul. I knew you would understand. Good friends do.