Thursday, November 10, 2011

Back to normal.....

First - let me just say how much you all make me smile - thank you all so much for your comments and your encouragement (to go and eat the chocolate). Bad days happen now and then and I usually just go AWOL from the blog for a few days. But sometimes I don't. And it is NaBloPoMo or something like that so I am attempting, in an unofficial capacity, to show up here each day for what is the second month in a row. Not to mention the 30 Days of Thankfulness thingy too. I must be crackers.

Aquarobics at dawn was an excellent way to start the day today. I was ready for bed at 10.30am. But, in an effort to include adventure into my daily life, we piled into the car and all went to Market Harborough, a lovely little town in the next county, for tea. And a visit to a "cheapy" (our family word for bargains) shop which sells wonderful things. I like good value. Mother was in search of more wool. Jean was in pursuit of whatever appealed at the moment, and I got some tins of food for the Doom And Dire Straits Cupboard. Anyone listening to the head of the IMF in recent days would also be thing in terms of Doom and Dire Straits Cupboards too. Apparently we are teetering on the edge of an abyss. Or some such encouraging, positive thing.

I was under the impression that we had been teetering for the past 3 years already. I am clearly ahead of my time.

So I came home and chopped up the single duvet cover I found and made one of these 4 pillow beds  I saw on Pinterest, with a matching little quilt out of the remaining bits. Missy is coming to stay and is too big for her camp cot, and beds are at a premium round here, so I thought this would be the answer. It is in the washing machine as I speak, ,but I will take a photo when it is out and dry and stuffed with 4 pillows. Genius idea. And SO easy to make too. The little quilt is the most haphazard fast thing I have ever put together in my life. Seams zapped up and a piece of wadding and machine quilted lines here and there and voila! It was done. It will have to do. I suspect Missy will either ignore the little "bed" entirely, or love it. So we will see come Saturday when they arrive for the weekend. It is Great Granny's (Mum's) Birthday, and Missy is baking the cake.

And there you have my day. A vast improvement on yesterday. Tomorrow is Let Us Clean The House Before Family Arrive And Find All Missy's Toys Day. And in addition ii is Good Grief, We Need To Buy Food Day too. I suspect it will not be a quiet peaceful day. At all.

Day 10: I am so thankful for my sewing machine, and the stash of fabric awaiting my attention. And the ability of combine the two things. The sewing machine and the fabric. And for endless possibilities. Now THAT makes me grin......

5 comments:

Crystal said...

I've been admiring those little beds - so happy to hear you actually made one! I hope Missy loves it. I've been visiting the thrift store these days too. I found great Christmas mugs of less than a dollar - and 3 children's patterns for 65 cents each (instead of the $15.75 brand new ones are - unbelievable!). Tomorrow is Remembrance Day here.

Vee said...

Those are sweet little pillow beds. I'm sure that Missy will love it. I can remember staying with my paternal grandmother and she pushed her easy chairs together and made me a bed in that. It was wonderful; I still remember how cozy comfy it was.

Glad that the sewing helped. I did find my machine today. I hope to finish by tomorrow at the latest.

PEA said...

I'm very much like you, when I'm in a funk, I stay away from my blog for a couple of days! lol It's funny we should do that, though, since I've learned that fellow bloggers can lift up your spirits so much whenever you're down:-)

Good for you for staying busy with your sewing machine, I have no doubt Sissy will love her new little "bed":-) Sewing is definitely not one of my forte...I can hem pants/dresses but that's it! lol Mom shakes her head at me because she's an accomplished seamstress but I just could never master it.

I do hope your days get better:-) xoxo

Helen in Switzerland said...

Glad things are looking up Linds! Have a lovely weekend with your family!

The Bookworm said...

Oh, I love that little pillow bed! How clever!