I've had a strangely un-productive weekend as far as crafting is concerned. I managed to do a little bit of knitting (which I will show you another day, when I have done a bit more) but I haven't done any sewing at all - which is not ideal as I have a number of orders that need starting, continuing and finishing SOON!!!!
These are the things I did do this weekend and the reasons why I didn't do much crafting:
On Saturday I went up to the allotment.
It was meant to be a family outing but the girls were both feeling manky and Fred couldn't be bothered so I went by myself.
The weather was good and I enjoyed having a bonfire and drinking cups of tea outside (there is something fun in that!) but I am glad I took a photo of what I did because I came away feeling like I hadn't achieved much at all.
But here is the evidence that I did! One long thin bed dug over and weeded ready for the new raspberry canes when they arrive.
I decided not to spend the time there shovelling manure as I didn't want to be too stinky when I got home! I'll save that for another day!
On Sunday my lovely parents came over and took us all out for a delicious meal at the local Italian bistro. The children loved it and were all "clean plate rangers" and we had a super time and because mum and dad were coming the house got rather a lot of tidying!!! But as it turned out we met them at the restaurant instead of at home!
My main distraction this weekend though, has been this:
although I really wish it had had this cover - I just like it better!
I bought it on Wednesday when I went over to Borders and to Ring a Rosie (where I bought more fabric and more wool!) and I have been reading it at every opportunity!
I really enjoyed it, but it is one of those frustrating books that makes you want to read constantly but at the same time do something creative!
My fingers were itching to knit while I was reading but I didn't want to put the book down!
Don't these authors realise what a quandry they put us in?
I have the same problem with the Elm Creek Quilts books.
It is really very inconsiderate of them!
By the way, these are the fabrics I bought from Ring a Rosie
and this is the reversible bag I made with them on Friday as part of this challenge with Lesley.
But now I must go and get on with ALL THAT SEWING!!!!!
talk to you all soon. Lucy x