As always..... I did have a plan....but somewhere between then and now, it did a runner.....I must remember to lock the cat flap at night.....
I've stopped and started, arrived and left, ticked boxes and buried my head in the sand!
After being a solo cheer leading squad on the sidelines of biggest boy's football match on Saturday (does anyone else get the urge to break onto the pitch in an under 9's match) I came home with crafting in mind, to finish up mother's day presents and cards.
It is fairly normal for me to make things and it is, I suppose, fairly normal for me to be doing it at the eleventh hour.
I spent a lovely couple of hours sewing, threading beads and rediscovering all the lovely things in my hoard of clutter.
It isn't often I get a chance to dabble during the day, so it was a special treat indeed.
The free-hand sewing was/is a first...hhhmmmmm...obvious I know, but I think I may be missing something. I just dropped the feed-dogs and lifted the foot, but surely there is a special foot instead for my machine, as the tension was all over the shop and I nervously laughed throughout the whole ordeal...I must look into this further, because it seems like fun, if it wasn't quite so out of control!
My own mothers day was lovely, a walk with dogs, some baking and then eating a picnic tea in the lounge watching telly, which is a thing we never do....such a treat.
I made a bacon and egg pie, the type where you break the eggs in whole. There's something very comforting and picnicy about the yellow yolks and the salty bacon.
I also made cheese muffins from a recipe that Nattie from the lovely blog, Florence and Rose devised...highly recommended they were scrummy....these and a few crisps, cakes and pizza and it was a feast fit for a king....or my hungry family!
So last week was finished well and in to the new week we began....maybe this is where it all went a bit pear shaped...
Biggest boy is on a school camp this week, what an excited boy with horse riding, karting, swimming, archery, dry-slope skiing all on the rota. We were planning on finishing the week tomorrow with a family tea-party (I know, more food) to mark his ninth birthday, which is next week.....
Sounds like a plan?
Middle boy got sent home from school on Tuesday with a headache...which actually, as it turns out....is chicken pox.....everyone, bar my mum and dad have cancelled coming over to the tea party, so we are 17 people down. I am dreading telling my son when he arrives home, it will be another thing his middle brother 'has done wrong!'
I also can't help but think we may now have six weeks of spots, but then if we're going to do it, let's not do it by halves!
I've done some useful stuff this week like dead-head lots of shrubs, mow the lawn, tackle 'the cupboard'(which you can now walk into again).
I've picked up this again.......to put it down and begin a blanket for my cousin's first baby.
All in a days work!
So here's hoping that your weeks have been slightly better organised, less spotty and more peaceful than mine!
Before I go.....you should all pop over to Jooles' lovely blog Sew Sweet Violet where she is having the most lovely giveaway for her blogiversary, you can win a pretty patchwork needle case, or the lovely bird pocket bunting above....how good is that!
Have a great weekend.x