Day 13- again!


Ok so I have mis-countered! Today is actually day thirteen as I missed out day 11- doh! It’s probably psychosomatic that I am wishing days away to try to get to day 365!

Well it has been a very lazy day, for me anyway, in the rolling hills. Despite an early start;  Moo was in Nottingham in a rowing competition today with school, so she and DH were up and out with the larks. It was lovely to turn over and sleep for a little longer. Then Roo was up!

Even though we lost an hour, it was lovely to awaken to morning sunshine. The conservatory was deliciously warm as I sat and pondered over my morning coffee; still in my pj’s too! The momentum that I had yesterday afternoon soon returned, and I was ready to face the sewing machine. I had made a list of everything that I have got to make for the craft fair, and it is immense. Feeling a little wobbly in my tummy, I set to.

DH, noticing the panic in my voice, decided to keep me fed with bacon sandwiches,  coffee, and he entertained the remaining children too.

It was a glorious day, and the heat in the conservatory reached a height at noon, so I had to retreat to the coolness of the sitting room and Calamity Jane! Not that I could stop with the craft fair madness. Even sitting, my hands were busy working fabric and yarn; as one piece was completed another was started. I am really wondering what I am doing. I am not sure that I could do this if I was at work as I just couldn’t fit it in.

I am enjoying all the madness however – good therapy for my recovery. Making is something that I have always done. It is part of me. My mum is,  and my grandmothers were makers. I went through a time in my life when sewing and knitting were uncool, and it was cheaper and easier to buy something than make it; so I stopped doing it. I also felt that what I could do was inferior to what I could buy. How wrong I was. Finding and awakening my hidden talents has been fantastic.

Having sat and thought about what I have done today I am not sure that it has been a particularly lazy day! I have thoroughly enjoyed myself though. 🙂

This is the latest creation- an Easter bunny basking in the morning sunshine- I told you it was sunny this morning!

Seriously. What do you think? As I tried to work out what to make for the fair I had a crises of confidence. I need to know what people would like to see on the stall, so please could you tell me your preferences about what I have made so far- and be honest! I can take it – and I would rather be told before hand than find out when it is too late. Roo definitely likes the bunny however- so I have one supporter. (Boo just laughed at it – not sure whether it was for the right reasons!)

Anyway my lovelies Tea/ dinner (depending where you are from) beckons at Mum’s, so I need to sign off now. See you tomorrow.


PS: Góðan dag Ísland, God ettermiddag Norge, Good afternoon USA. Woo Hoo! We’re going global! Determined to welcome all the visitors to this blog. Thankyou for looking! 🙂


About Ickleed

Hello! I am a married mother of three very lively children who keep me on my toes. When I am not cooking, cleaning, gardening, shopping or socialising, I work part time as a primary school teacher.

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  1. Having read this through again when I had posted I had to re-edit. The punctuation was terrible. What can I say; you can take the teacher out of the school, but you can’t take the teacher out of the woman!

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