Gérad de Nerval
I have started to catch up with my journaling on the personal side and also writing a couple of pages in my family history journal as well to get that up to date and complete. There is so much to write up as well. When I got my journals out the other day I had forgotten that I had picked some flowers in my friends garden in Devon and it was such a lovely surprise. They had all pressed beautifully and are now with my growing collections that I have to use through the autumn and winter months .... I chose some beauties as well and ones that I do not have growing here in our garden.
Also yesterday I went to visit my mum with my sister and she was OK for a little while but we left when she got agitated. We can tell because her hands start to shake a little and we had my niece with us so we got out of there fairly quickly. It is a shame but hoping she will calm again soon. There seems to be no apparent reason for it unless the heat is getting to her as well.
So I was back here earlier than expected and was able to continue in the shade in the garden on a new
project. The first few wonderful little stitches always is exciting for me. It is like a adventure and adding to a piece of history on some gorgeous antique fabric. I love the whole process of what I do so much and have missed it with my back issues and tiredness as well.
I seem to be coping with the heat better as well and my body is not getting so warm, therefore my hands are not as hot and the needle seems to behave its self more and there is less of the pricking of my fingers... Miss Muddy Beak is pleased I am back that is for sure. She normally visits me closely in the morning but I was astonished that she came back to sit in the shade with me around 4pm and was there a good half hour. I chat away to her and I often wonder exactly what she does think. The thing is she seems happy and I am more than happy and privileged to have her company daily for a while.
It is Friday all ready and my working week is nearly over before it actually begun but next week is a full one for me apart from my visit to my mum on Thursday. I have lots that I would like to achieve and it will be another few days of back healing under my belt as it were so I am hoping I can report it is much better.
This Sunday we are having lunch with great friends in there beautiful garden and I am looking forward to that and to catching up with them. Also being able to sit and be comfortable which gets better each day thank goodness.
I am not sure what we are up to on Saturday but if my husband has bits to do then I will happily sit in the garden and continue my sewing, I know it is work but it never actually feels like it at all - unless I am late for a deadline then it gets a bit tricky and less enjoyable.
Next week also sees me have an appointment with the photographer for some photos of some pieces as well so I am looking forward to a professional shoot and quiet excited about the prospect. I am not just there as a spectator but also to dress it how I think it should look for my work so it will be fun to work with someone and get their thoughts and ideas too. Then there is a dress fitting I believe later in the week ... so it will be all go.
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend yourselves and that you have enjoyed the two blogs this week ... next week full service will be activated.
Until then have a great few days and as always Happy Stitching! XX