Sunday, 28 June 2009

Slack Me!

I had great plans for stitching while we were away. I saved up three Verandah Views blocks to stich in the evenings or while we were having some quiet time at the cottage.

I was clearly delving into the realms of fantasy. As the sun didn't set until nearly 10 o'clock, we were often out quite late. We even went on evening walks. All the racing practice starts at 6 o'clock in the evening. I had to keep my journal up to date. We had to catch up with Mick's mate Al down at the pub........ Do you think I need any more excuses?

This was my sum total of stitching.....just one short evening. Pathetic, isn't it!

In a couple of days I will be effectively FIVE MONTHS behind in this project!!!

When we got home I was reminded on the local radio station that Wrap with Love is now on and blocks have to be in by 7 August. I normally do just 2 blocks and drop them into the local library. I figure every little bit helps. They are quick and easy and are my "knitting in front of the football at Mick's Dad's project". Well, the footy was on the other night (NSW lost - a dismal display), so I have got one completed and the other well on the way.

I've been looking forward to my little patchwork group since I came home. Last week I thought it was on, cooked my Eccles Cakes, had my craft related souvenirs ready for show and tell, dressed and ready to go out the door, when I thought I'd better just double check my diary......just as was this week!

This week I was ready with my show and tell, planning to do a couple of things in town before patchwork....when I got the phone call...... our lovely hostess had come down with a bug that is going around at the moment and there would be no patchwork this week:<(

I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms.

I did however still go into town and finally went to visit my parents. They had the yucky bug just after we got home so we were forbidden by them from visiting. Now they are better we finally were able to give them their little gifts.

Notice that I still haven't really done anything constructive. It seems to be just excuses.

It is also only 2 days till the end of the month, so I'll be busy over the next couple of evenings.

1 comment:

loulee said...

Excuses, excuses! LOL I know how it is, it's very difficult to settle to any sewing while on holiday, and it takes an age to settle into a routine at home again too.