holidays for 3 weeks .... To say the excitement is building is a total understatement. Packing has sort of started but even doing the on line Esta which is a document you need to enter the States with was exciting to do, my husband thinks I have turned into a child like creature and everything we do right now is an adventure. I feel refreshed from the start of this year where I felt like I was 100 years old and seemed to have the weight of the world on me. Now I feel happy and content and this is due to the fact that my Mum is being well taken care of and we can actually have a little us time which has not happened for 2 years ... Just care free time and safe in the knowledge she is safe and well cared for, helps us relax and unwind.
We bounce ideas off of each other and share our creative papers about or stickers. One of the places that I will be visiting in America is a incredible shop called ' Paper Source' if you are reading this from the States you will know about this shop with rubber stamps, papers, creative everything including the new thing chalk ink! yes I have that on my list of purchases to make.
I thought today I would go through my sewing room and tidy drawers and cupboards and have a little hoover and dust just so it it all kept up together. Then I can look out of the window at Miss Muddy Beak who is loving digging around our soft damp earth in the borders of late. My husband put in a irrigation system and so it keeps the borders all cold and damp. The garden and hanging baskets, pots
are all doing so well still because of it. When he talked about it I was not sure because strangely I like watering but to be honest with you on busy days it is a blessing that it is done twice a day and I no longer have to think about it. All I need to do is keep any eye on the bird baths for water and the little fountain we have ....
Because I am ahead of my game with my stitching I think this week will be mostly designing and I want to look through my design journal and check out what I have in there already. I love the freedom to be creative and so for today and a few other days I am going to let myself sit and stare out of my sewing room window and go off into my creative space in my head and think of ideas that I can turn into stitchery patterns to make. I might even get my water colours out as well.
My holiday journal has come along and I left room for a contents and happily been artistic along some of the pages, still leaving room to write. I have made leaves and acorns from old papers as you know and some I have used my water colour paints on and others I have just left natural. I have used leaf stickers and bits of fabrics and hand written some quotes in some of the pages. It is looking really lovely and I am hugely please with it.
So for today I will say goodbye and get on with my list of things to do. I hope you all have a wonderful day and of course as always Happy Stitching! XX