I’m not superstitious, in fact I laugh in the face of superstition frequently putting new shoes in table, allowing the boys to open umbrellas indoors and regularly looking at the new moon through glass (although my Gran took this one so seriously I do have a flutter of panic when it happens). However, I don’t like to mock it all too much, because you never know and after my, “oh, the boys slept soooo well” comments on recent posts F woke yesterday at 3.30 and decided it was time to get up, yes 3.30!!!! (is it morning yet – no got to sleep – but it’s getting light outside and I can hear the birds – go to sleep – is it morning yet….grrrrrr). Still, yesterday the Cavalry arrived in the form of my Mother and (twin) Aunt who are here for a little holiday. Although they live ‘Up North’ they visit frequently, enjoying staying at my Sister’s house which is a 5 min walk away and means ‘Gran’ can see the boys every day but have some peace in between.
Here are the ladies above, looking rather splendid. I love this photo, my Mother won a trip to Florida by creating a slogan for orange juice and there is an album of publicity shots, all of which I would love to frame and display when we finally finish our decorating. Whilst hunting for the above photo I checked my old scanned ones and wanted to show you this
my brother dressed in my ballet gear. I was enjoying reading Rachael’s recent blog entry where one of her boys is dressed in a lovely blue tutu and it reminded me if this shot. My brother did spend rather a lot of time in dresses, something we frequently remind him of at the most ‘appropriate’ moments now he’s a burly Yorkshire farmer 😉
I love the photo so much I’ve printed it off to go on my recently covered notice board,
it was a large cork pin board and wasn’t in the spirit of my Zen (I wish) like Studio so I removed the frame and covered it in white linen which makes all the difference.
Back to the point, I have just dropped the boys off and have been told not to come back until later this afternoon, which is great as I have a lot to do. The above Moo arrived in the post this morning, they are new care labels for all the softies and cushion covers. I used to print the instructions on transparent paper and attach along with a regular Moo Mini business card but I decided to just get a batch printed. All I have to do now is attach them all.
And I hope to get one of my open projects finished….hum, ha, hum, ha, can you tell what it is yet? This one has been planned for some time but not actually worked up into sample stage so I need to just get it done. I was, of course, thinking of Mother’s Day as well as Easter but I am being so slow I may just aim for Easter for the new designs.
Right, I plan to treat myself to a sausage sandwich with a couple of my brother’s home made sausages (which are rather wonderful, he recommends the HFW River Cottage Pig in a Day course, I can recommend the Mushroom one) and then sew whilst watching an old black and white, maybe a Cary Grant, will make a nice change from CBeebies!