Today I needed to blow the cobwebs away and get distracted by stuff so I headed off to a field full of potential car boot treasure. Yesterday my dad was rushed into hospital with pneumonia so it was a worrying day for us all. I was good for no one at work so I rushed to the hospital to be with my folks. Today we know he's stable and pumped full of medicine which should help clear up the infection. As he's in his 80's and already has chronic lung disease he's doing amazingly well.
Today cleared my head in lots of ways. Something just right about looking for treasure and bumping into good people I've not seen for a while.
This Battle of the Flowers brooch was a bit pricy, but how could I resist a wee gnome pushing his wheelbarrow. I've a friend with a wee baby boy who I know will ooh and aahh over this too.
I spied yet another dog with a mournful face and so into my bag he went aswell.
Last bit of fabulous treasure I found was a pile of fabric samples from a company called Rosebank. They were all sewn together so I've unstitched them and laid out my favourites to ponder over. Perhaps they might become small lavenderbags as I bought a pile of dried lavender too.
Before I head off to help the Bun's finish stuffing the Penny for the Guy I want to show you something I actually finished on Monday. I started making this pink elephant in March for Eldest, so it's been a hell of long time in the making. I made all the bits and then just couldn't be bothered stitching them all together as I'd already got distracted by too many other things.
That's me at the moment. I hop from one thing to the other, not doing any really as well as I'd like. I guess I've taken on a bit too much and then struggle to get the balance right of family, sleep, work, fun and all that. I find time to write a blog post, but never seem to have time to visit all the blogs I love to read. I'm sorry if I seem rude as I always mean to come by, especially when people have bothered to stop by and say hello to me. Tonight's joys are filling in teaching paperwork, planning tommorow's lessons, writing the PTFA agenda for tommorow nights meeting and all I want to do is drink wine and knit. Wonder if I'll say sod it and just do what I want instead of what I should be doing. By the way I'm not moaning or saying poor old me, just trying to explain my lack of visits lately. Hope to see you soon.