Hello! Is it really Wednesday already? Cor, fast, zippy week this one! So sorry to have disappeared for a weeny while there, and big thanks to those of you who kindly asked if I'm ok. Yes, I am absolutely fine and dandy thank you. Real Life this week has been busy is all, and I just couldn't squeeeeeze in any time to waltz around Blogland.
The season for English Sweet Williams has arrived, and I adore these flowers so much. Like daffodils earlier in the year, these SW's are very cheap to buy compared to other cut flowers. This bunch cost me £1.49 from the supermarket, and that is money SO well spent in my opinion. The stems on these blooms were really loooong and leafy, so I chopped them right down and popped them into a jacketed jam jar...oh they really cheer me when I walk into the room, make me grin like a loon! I also have my customary small jug of them beside my bed as there were quite a few small side shoots on these stems. Beautiful.
I wish I could tell you that I've been busy doing creative and fun and exciting things the past few days, but truthfully it's been far more mundane. Real Life does tend to have it's boring bits.
Yesterday morning when I walked back in the house after the school run, it suddenly struck me how unruly the house was looking. And really thats being kind. It was an absolute mess after weeks of neglect topped off by a weekend of stay-home stuff. My Little People are messy creatures (take after their Mother obviously), but aside from the mess to tidy, jeez I really HAD to do a bit of cleaning. It was kind of shocking for a while there, even I was shocked and I have extremely, impossibly low standards when it comes to household cleanliness.
I put on some very loud pop music (sorry peeps at number 22 and 26) and set to. I wouldn't say it was the most fun I've ever had of a Tuesday morning, but hey-ho, it wasn't half bad.
And after all that frantic housewifery stuff, there was a little time to sit and sip before racing off to my pilates class.
I have really been enjoying my weekly Pilates sessions, wow, what a revelation that has been. It's been surprisingly demanding, especially for someone like me, being a rather ditzy kind of gal, to focus my mind and be still and do everything with extreme control has been a challenge. But oh, I have come to love that hour in my week.
As we're doing a little Catch-up today, I need to share some crochet news with you.
I'm at a kind of bitter-sweet point with my Summer Garden blanket.
You may remember me showing you a photo of it at the end of this post?
Gosh, lots of comments came flooding in about this blanket, many of you finding me slightly loop-the-loop for not being head over heels in love with it....but a few of you sharing my concerns about how it was (or rather was not) quite working out.
It was/is the white borders that had me in a quandry.
I really, really agonised over the white.
For days and days.
And then I finally made a decision.
Is not right.
So I have started the bitter-sweet business of Frogging the white borders.
Thats the Bitter bit.
The white is going to be replaced by two rows of random-blues, to balance the two rows of random-purply pinks.
So each block will end up slightly larger than before.
And the good news?
That's the Sweet bit.
Its kind of both heartbreaking and insanely satisfying to frog crochet.
I am trying hard to be confident about my decision, and to think Sweet and Satisfying thoughts as I yank out hours of careful crochet work.
Ahhhhh do you know what??
I think I really am going to end up LOVING this blanket!!!!
Pheewwww. Thank Goodness. I was worried for a while.