Thankfully the weather was not amazing which gave us the perfect excuse to stop painting, we were both in dire need of a rest. All the hard work was beginning to take its toil, so we have done very little all weekend with regards to the cottage. We have watched a couple of Christmas in July films that we recorded, mindless TV that doesn't require any thinking about but are uplifting for the spirit. We have read a little, chatted a lot and started planning and booking our Nov/Dec Florida holiday. The beloved Christmas book has been out too.
We have decided that it will be small, quick craft gifts this year alongside something shop bought. We have prioritised the cottage this year and making it as comfortable as possible. I did browse a couple of Christmas books for some inspiration for tags and cards but to no avail. I want the cards to have an Island link so I am thinking Harris Tweed as the main focus. I would also like the present topper to be Harris Tweed but as yet have come up with very little, apart from brooches in Christmas colours.
Since moving Mickey has taken to making life as comfortable as possible for himself. I have been trying to train him back into his bed, telling him he his a floor dweller.
But to no avail, he prefers a chair and who can blame him...
...he even adjusts the cushions. He is one clever dog.
Finally as promised, naked sheep. Shearing has begun!
The process has begun, it is a wonderful thought thinking that their coats will become the infamous Harris Tweed, or some stunning wool for knitting and crochet projects. How was your weekend?
See you soon.