Sunday, 12 April 2015
It's Starting to Feel a Lot Like Xmas
With all these promises we are hearing from the various political parties it is feeling like Xmas. It is getting sillier and sillier by the day, what next, free trips to the moon if we vote for them? Our local M.P. turned up on my doorstep last week looking for my vote. I'm think she probably regretted knocking on my door as I could have kept her there all day with the questions I wanted answering. She was very professional about it, shame about the local counsellor she brought with her, he didn't do her any favours at all. He really annoyed me and ended up getting short shrift, then tried buttering me up by saying I was obviously passionate about politics and should consider going on the local parish council. He then slapped the clotted cream on the top by adding we need more 'young' women like you. Ha, I'm not fooled by flattery sunshine! I don't think it would do my blood pressure any good at all dealing with people like him everyday! They won't be getting my vote so they wasted their time.
So as I won't be joining the political world anytime soon, I have been trying to carry on with the painting. It's a dangerous business though, I sprained my knee while balancing on a ladder last week, I also have a horrible cold so as you can imagine I'm not a bundle of laughs at the moment. I undercoated a couple of doors and earthed up the potatoes yesterday before retreating to the bed to rest my knee while sewing. Today we went to choose some tiles, I was in so much pain I asked the bearded one to give me a lift on the trolley......he refused, cruel man :)
There isn't much to report when you can barely hobble around but I am trying to get on with some unfinished projects before I start the new Liberty quilt. I'm working on my 'Aboriginal' quilt which includes beautiful fabric I brought back from Australia. Our new grandsons quilt still isn't finished.....I know, pretty bad on my part......what can I say? I have to be in the mood for projects, and the Aboriginal quilt is calling to me as it is easy hand stitching I can sit with on my lap. I only have the border to do on the baby quilt but I just can't get in the mood to measure and cut fabric and dig out the sewing machine. I have unfinished projects all over the house because I'm not inspired to work on them. Is it only me who feels like this? Do you have to be in the 'right frame of mind' to work on certain projects? You can see some of the other projects that I should be working on listed on my Crafty Work in Progress page.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings, I'm off to cook the Sunday roast while 'the men' watch the football. Crikey it sounds like the 1950's in this house. Don't worry, they will be putting on the pinnys later to do the dishes.