This morning early I went gathering in some lavenders and I will do some more later. We have four big lavender bushes and they all need to be picked it. I will get it all off and put it in a bag to use in pillows but some will hand in its dried state on its stems on our airier in the kitchen .... with rosemary and mint to keep it company...
Today is Friday can you believe and I have some errands to run, post office, photographer and dress maker. This will not be too long and I am going early so the rest of the day will lie before me with some wonderful slow stitching to complete. The weather is gorgeous if not hotter again but in the shade of our umbrella it is pleasant and I can watch the antics of the wildlife after the midday sun has gone. Late afternoon I will feed them again and refill their water baths and they come down for a splash about and it is wonderful to watch.
Also I really need to finish covering some buttons for two dresses. I have embroidery to do on them
but Debbie thinks I should complete that when they are finished so I will go with her knowledge, dress making and me do not gel so I go with her expertise. It seems I may be wearing one to the Cotswold's vintage fair but without embroidery this time.... Still I am so pleased one will be ready from her in time for a summer outing.
Sitting covering buttons is a very calming and lovely pastime so I will be doing that out of the midday sun myself today.
With my list, journals and basket of slow stitching the rest of the day has a plan after the errands and I
can not wait to sit and be productive. Yesterday I went through my hand dyed shaker threads as I like to do. I got them out and then sat happily with the box on my lap in my cosy chair in the sewing room. I could sit there for ages doing that. Still I got out what I needed and and lovingly put back what was not needed this time. I have a list sellotaped in the inside lid and I cross off what I take out and so I know what will be needed to be ordered when the time comes.
Life in the slow lane is good right now with long summer days and warm summer nights and so good to sit and stitch and sketch.
I want to go and stretch my legs after work and walk down by the sea, when the hoards of holiday makers are leaving then I go down and watch the ocean and the quietness that come over the beach ... apart from seagulls who wander around looking for discarded sandwich crusts for their supper.
This weekend unlike the last one is set to be gorgeous weather and that pleases me as my husband being in an office all week gets to have fresh warm summer air. I have planned breakfasts in the garden and hopefully we can go out for a bumble along in the forest or the beach . I am looking forward to being able to do more myself this weekend as my back is easing nicely and a lovely stroll will do it the world of good.
The visit to my mum went well as my sister, niece and I walked into mums room with a armful of goodies for her she was sat on her sofa and the double doors into the garden were open, she turned her head and smiled at us ... good start, and the relief on our faces must have been apparent.
We said hello and gave her kisses. She kept looking at what we had with us. She smiled as she had a
I feel better for seeing mum in high spirits and not as confused, it made the two hours happy and by the time we left she had started to have enough she was tired and so we said we would be back soon and she smiled and was happy with her one to one carer and going to watch some television.
This has set me up for a good weekend and knowing her siblings are visiting this weekend she will be happy and content herself.
So today is about stitching in the garden in this gorgeous weather and just popping out later to the post office again.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and the sun shines for you wherever in the world that you live. I will see you back here on Monday to catch up and as always ........
Happy Stitching! XX