|Some very old threads found in mums sewing box|
I'm afraid I have neglected you all somewhat over the last week, I didn't even manage a Five on Friday! We have been busy with family things which have been lovely, a trip to Somerset to look after our gorgeous grandchildren, followed by our sons birthday which involved a meal and family trip to the cinema. It was the same evening as the Eurovision Song Contest, but I think Mad Max was probably just as bonkers so we didn't miss anything. The rest of the time has been spent sorting out the craft room/spare bedroom. Two days and it still looks just as bad, I walked in there this morning and my heart sank, how the hell did I manage to cram so much stuff in there. I save everything, and I mean everything because I recycle everything I possibly can. It usually ends up in a quilt, or future rag rugs but oh boy, I may have to re-think my hoarding habits.
|Lots of mums old buttons|
|I'm thinking of painting her sewing box|
It has been interesting finding all the unfinished projects and future projects but frustrating as well because I just don't have the time to work on them. It was lovely to sort through my mums old sewing box crammed full with threads and a little sewing box which I was given, probably in the hope that I would take an interest in sewing which sadly I didn't until after my mother had died. I even found some more of the fabric I brought back from Australia. I thought I had used every scrap of it but this must have got separated from the rest in the total chaos of the craft room. A lesson on keeping things organised me thinks.
Thank you for all the lovely comment on my last post regarding the interest in our house. They didn't actually see inside the house otherwise they would have run screaming down the path! There is just so much to do, I keep finding more every time I look. Yes we could put it on the market as it is, well after tidying up, but I need to get as good a price as possible to fund our next move. New throws and rugs from Ikea have been ordered to cover our very shabby sofas and replace the grubby mats covered in cat vomit stains. They will all go with us so the money won't be wasted.
Oh dear, I am becoming a 'house moving' bore, but it is all consuming. I promise I will try to find the time to post something more interesting soon. My other time consuming stress factor is that I need to change my car to something a bigger so we can fit in three grandchildren and their seats. My mini is just too much of a squeeze, especially having three doors so involves climbing in and out of the front, but I LOVE my mini. After having 'family' cars when our kids were growing up it was wonderful to get a 'me' car. Now I'm going to have to be sensible again, but just can't find anything else I like, or when I do it is out of my price range. 3 o'clock this morning I was sitting in the lounge fretting about cars and houses, how stupid is that. I'm lucky to have a roof over my head and a car to drive, all the terrible things going on in the world and I'm stressing over 1st world problems. I need to get a grip, but insomnia does mess with your mind. In the early hours everything seems a 100 times worse than it actually is, or is it just me that feels that way?
Anyway, I'm off to pick some spinach from the garden to make a spinach and goats cheese quiche. with some very small home grown potatoes. Life IS good :)
Have a good week lovely bloggy people :)