Blogger is not behaving for me today. I can't upload a video I wanted to show you and things are just wonky. This is not unfamiliar territory, though, is it. But it does tend to raise the blood pressure just a touch. And that is an understatement, if ever there was one.
Our wintery summer continues here. The US heat wave has made our international news. I suggest we combine our temps and divide them between us and we will all be happy. I could do with a little warmth here, and would really like to wear something like a T-shirt, you know. Not a fleece.
Today, one of the oldest stores in the village is closing. I listened to the owner chatting to a customer this morning, and he was pointing out that it was a very viable business, and everyone in the finance world would agree. However, the banks are not lending money to small businesses, and so small businesses are going to the wall. Very sad. I did get a few 50% off bargains though....spray paint, hooks, wooden beading and such like. But, I would rather have the shop open for many years to come than a day or two of bargains.
And then I popped in to a craft warehouse this afternoon. Well. I resisted temptation (for the most part), but am now consumed with a "have to have/want/need" wave of consumerism. This is why I NEVER go to places like this. I have a very good imagination, and I can see projects, and ideas and the whole thing sends my brain into a frenzy and usually I get all the bits, then race home, realise I am exhausted, so toss the bags in the sewing room, and forget all about them. For a year or two, and then I find them and unpack them and can't bear to use them up. This has got to stop.
I need to use them all up now.
I did buy the chipboard letters I went for. The cheapest ones. (and a few balls of beautiful wool)
Is anyone else thinking of Christmas projects? I need to get my head straight here, and work out what I want to make, because the months fly by so fast. And if I am making things, they take time. I did fire up the scroll saw this week and start cutting out a gift. One. Well, it is a start at least!
Right. Garden. Water. Deadheading. I will be back........