I started writing a couple of posts recently, but quite frankly on re-reading them they sounded so whiny and glum I’ve decided to scrap them and start again. Basically, I’m still trying to hunt down my mojo. Lots of bad things keep happening to good people I know and I’m struggling a bit with the whole life isn’t very fair thing. Still, for my immediate family, life is good, we have no complaints and on the sewing front, I’ve decided that part of my slump is that dreaded sense of ‘the list’ not reducing, in that I’ve got things I know I need to make but just don’t feel like it, so I sit in my studio and half heartedly stare at them, not really making progress but feeling that I can’t go and work on something more fun.
Sod that. Today I decided to work on things that I’m actually interested in, which means beaded spiders, sequined black silk and getting the acorns finished. At least this way, I might miss Easter (again!…heck I managed new Flower Brooches and Lavender Birds in time for Mother’s Day, so it’s not all a disaster) but I will be waaaaaaay ahead come next autumn.
On the subject of Mother’s Day, this arrived today and it contains…
a little sweet gift from me, to me, because I’m worth it. M is away so I’ll be begging the boys for a lie in past 6am, come Sunday, and I’m hoping with a little xbox bribery I might get to at least sit in bed drinking coffee and scoffing chocolates, whilst pretending I can’t hear them argue.
I other news, I’ve had a birthday since I last blogged and in the new tradition I got frocked up for a day in London, courtesy of my generous sister; browsing shops, eating lunch in Liberty’s and then going to the Opera. It was great. Also, a new tradition of recent birthdays, I took a photo, as I pretty much never take photos of myself as I don’t like having my photo taken but think the once-a-year shot is a good record of
me getting older time passing. In this case I asked M to do it…..where? no not here, the sun is too bright and there’s a wheelbarrow of garden rubbish in the background? Sorry, it’s fine? It wont show in the photo? Ok husband-of-mine who is a MUCH better photographer than me…..that he might well be but he’s crap at choosing backdrops. I love this skirt, it’s from Viviene of Holloway and the shoes are Chie Mihara (of course!).
Oh and I also took a glitzy bag by Orla Kiely that I’m in love with. I don’t get out much, so when I do I really enjoy dressing up. Sad, I know.
Right, I will attempt to catch up on replying to comments, reading my blog list and proper regular sewings posts again soon 🙂