The week before last can be summed up in 1 word - Tonsillitis. Consequently, I was neither use nor ornament for what seemed like days, and the backlash of that is that this past week I have been up to my eyeballs in everything that didn't get done! Never mind, I think I'm finally over it - it seems to take a long time to get rid of the tiredness but I'm back up to speed now.
I needed something simple to keep me occupied but not too taxed last week, so I made a pair of baby booties (for no other reason than they are simple and sooo cute).
They will bring a little spot of colour to my stall in a couple of weeks time. And over the last few days I have managed to make 4 quilted boxes in stages (cutting out one day, sewing the next, quilting another etc etc) so I just have to sew down the inside seams and the fold overs.
There is still quite a lot of sport going on around here, and the inevitable end of term, so who knows if I'll get any crafting done this week? If I manage to get all of the children (mine and other peoples) where they need to be on the correct day, that'll be something to cheer about. At least the sunshine is now on full throttle - hurrah! - although could I just state that when I rule the world (you never know.....) I will be banning the sale and use of all paddling/swimming pools for the garden since I think they are the most stress inducing "fun" known to ever mother. Should my children read my blog this week, I would like to state for the record that - I do not want to be splashed/pushed in/dripped on/soaked; you WILL hurt yourself if you jump/slide/run etc despite the fact that you think you know better; the kitchen floor will end up like an ice rink if you pop in for a quick wee; there is no need on the hottest day of the year to utilise every single towel in cupboard. And finally, it will make your eyes water if you stick the jet of water from the hose up your nostril, regardless of what your Dad tells you. Is that OK with everyone?
I shall go and catch up with everyone at Handmade Monday in the evening sunshine. Thank you for all of your lovely comments about the Trugs a couple of weeks ago. Then I'll have a shower and try to dry myself on the lonely flannel that my children and husband have left for me.....