We've enjoyed a very gentle week doing very little here in the Attic. It's been indulgent, lazy (oh so lazy), relaxing and fun. Good times.
The weather has been mixed, but aside from one or two forays to the supermarket to buy essential food supplies we've not left home, content to stay put within the cosy four walls of our home. If you wanted to find me during this past week, all you had to do was go to the Big Chair in the light of the bay window which is where I've mostly been sat. The chair and windowsill have become my studio for the week and I've absolutely loved the hours of crochet time that I've been granted.
My new blanket is well under way and I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying it. I'm making 5-round granny squares, with the 6th round being the join-as-you-go round. Unusually for me, I decided to make all the little middle squares in one go (there are 126 of them), well that's to say I've worked on these a bit each day over the course of this week. I love that I've done it this way, I love looking at them all nestled together waiting for their turn to become proper squares and part of the bigger picture.
The Little People have been a delight this week, slightly irritating at times (sooo many requests for food!), but pretty great really. Little Man (age 12) is very independent these days, coming and going with his mates, dividing his time between home, the park, the shops and various friends houses. Little Lady and Little B have played a lot together, which I've enjoyed watching from the quiet of my crochet corner.
Yesterday, we all sat at the table together and did some Easter colouring, cutting and sticking, it's been a while since we did this together and I enjoyed it.
We need new pens though, many of the colours are beginning to run out now after several years of heavy duty use. I've always bought Berol Colouring Pens for the Little Peeps, they are absolutely brilliant. We have a mixture of fine, broad and brush pens and like I say, they are very, very well used here.
Whilst we were in and out of our craft drawers searching for glue and various bits, we re-discovered this old tub of cutters and tools. I've had these for ten years or so now, they were originally bought when Little Man was a tot and we were in the midst of a play-doh obsession. These days we've gone back to the old fashioned medium of plasticine, oh the smell of plasticine is sooooo nostalgic don't you think? I was instantly transported back to my own childhood the minute a got a whiff of it. Love that stuff.
Little B made this Easter wreath from an activity book I picked up last week at the supermarket. He was so pleased with it, and visibly delighted when I hung it up and told him how much I loved it. He then asked if I could "photograph it and put it on your blog", made me smile :)
I love these sort of slow, relaxed weeks, they are very good for mind, body and soul. I love the ease of simple stay-home holiday days and the palpable contentment they bring.
I hope you're enjoying a wonderful Easter time full of things you love too. Gently does it remember......