I seem to have got my mojo back and have been busy with several projects. I have a spring in my step at the moment as I have another holiday booked in to plan and look forward to. We are once again going to Florida, we managed to get a last minute deal so fly out a week Tuesday, exciting times. The books are once again out so we can explore a different area, as well as the familiar so we can catch up with friends.
My parents are not feeling up to going so it will be nice to have a lovely holiday just with my husband and not have to consider other people. My brother will check on them each day by phone and come over at the weekends. One less thing for me to worry about.
Love is in the air as we approach Valentines day, so I have made some little hearts to hang on a door handle.
I have also been busy making some little gifts to take to friends, some covered pens which remind me of spring. Useful too...
They soon multiplied as I thought they would be useful to have some in the cupboard for visitors.
I am still working on the picnic throw, slow and steady and enjoying the bright spring colours. I have also got the crochet hook and yarn back out and have started on a blanket.
The main focus of this week has been to finally sort out my wardrobe once and for all. This did mean trying everything on which was time consuming to say the least. Since been ill and having surgery I have lost 2 stone, consequently most of my clothes are far too big. Some winter jumpers that are not fitted don't look too bad but most of it really does. I have managed to alter some skirts but they really do not look that good on me anymore. Shopping is high on the agenda to get some clothes that fit, even my shoes are not fitting properly anymore.
The focus for today is to prepare for visitors, I have my grandson Wilbur and our eldest daughter and husband coming for the weekend. Wilbur is now fully recovered, many thanks for all your well wishes. I have a stew simmering on the stove and intend to do some baking and put the bread maker on. My family is the light of my life and I feel truly blessed to be a big part in their lives.
Finally I am working on a little project for a friend of the family who is getting married, I am making a bouquet using vintage buttons and doilies, alongside some vintage jewellery pieces. It is looking quite effective so far, it is a slow process.
See you soon.