I am not, contrary to popular belief, buried under a pile of empty wine bottles, have not disappeared in a gust of wind a la Dorothy and thankfully have not been washed away. No, I have been hard at work (slaving) in the sweatshop that is the cushion production line in my spare room – now full on sewing room. Today I will post the two to the shop in Dublin (fingers crossed for lots of orders) and am about to finish off the other six which have been ordered. So more or less up straight then. I must admit I’m fairly sick of looking at them and the novelty is beginning to wear off and so on the strength of that I have spoken to my sister in law who is a designer to see if she can come up with some variations on a theme. Below are the Saints and Pinners ladies who have turned out really well. It’s interesting that Mrs Mutterer has made bears out of the same fabric and how it works so well for both projects.
On the home front, when I haven’t been slaving over a hot sewing machine (which has been taking up some considerable time) and on the rare occasion that is stops chucking it down and I have actually ventured out, it’s been quiet. Mr and Mrs Folly are on holiday and so my liver is having a well-earned rest and the telly has been rather good so there have been nights in with fire lit. We did manage a walk on Saturday morning from Appley to Seaview along the beach which was pretty blowy with the sea an unappealing shade of mud and the white horses running towards us as if their lives depended on it. It was a good opportunity to catch up, chat, solve some problems and have a good old gossip and I really felt as though I’d blown the weekday cobwebs away. After that the weather came in and so we repaired to a hot dinner and a spot of Strictly ( I really must stop shouting at the telly). I also had the smallest baby girl to stay…nuzzly neck hugs are just the best. Enough said.
So that’s about it. This week seems to be bringing more of the same and that’s no bad thing (well apart from the rain that is). I’ve started my Christmas shopping – on a very tight budget this year, which makes for some interesting lateral thought and there will be those who surprise, surprise will be in receipt of the dreaded cushion but friends and I have made a ‘small but interesting’ pact. We shall watch with interest….back to the sewing machine then. Sigh.