Hello again, I've had a few very tired days not being able to sleep very well, a hundred and one thoughts swirling around my brain about all I need to and have to do in the next month or so. I panic a bit when I feel out of control, I like to know where I begin and end with my work-life balance and lately I am having to pack up a job I have been in for 10 years and dot the i's and cross the t's tying everything up whilst juggling a busy home life too.
In amongst all of this I have felt fretful of not having enough time for my creativity. I guess something will have to give when I go to full time employment in March but I can't/won't allow my blog to slip away into pale insignificance as the pro's far outweigh the (if any) con's. I think I am just a little anxious about how all things will pan out with juggling Alice and her activities, her growing up and having to walk home to the child-minder's for the last 6 mounts of her Year 6 and spending as much time as possible with her and squeezing in some me time. I know it will be just fine, I will just have to be a little more selective as to what and how much I can do :0) I'm writing large lists to say the least which I always find helpful as the thoughts don't swirl around in my brain for long feeling impossible to conquer and I can gain perspective when I see them in black an white and can slowly tick things off.
Anyway, more about my little stacks. I went to The Owl and Sewing cat in Eastbourne on Saturday afternoon when Andy and Alice went to watch football in Brighton. It was lovely to peruse the newish extension into a yarny shop as well as fabrics galore. I treated myself to 3 merino Rowan balls in these lovely mute blues/green. I had pinned an image on my Pinterest page here under my "must make" inspiration board. Namely, this pretty thing....
I found a small hot water bottle for 50p in a charity shop on Saturday morning so I plan to cover it with the tiny granny stacks I have been creating in the photo's above. Just in time for this icy weather we are all of a sudden experiencing. A bit of good granny fun don't you think ?
My other little stacks that are forming are my hand sewn hexagon's which I really am enjoying watching these grow and choosing which fabrics to add when making Alice's quilt. It's all good hand therapy as far as I am concerned and a brilliant "de-stresser" for the evenings.
I also had to buy my first daffodils yesterday, they were calling out to me in the supermarket and I am so loving the simple bright yellow and sweet fragrance they are providing today. I hope I haven't come across as too stressy in this post, in fact I feel quite the opposite now I've had a bit of a moan. Thanks for listening and hope to be back soon with a
hotty botty in my hands.
ps. a cheeky edit after reading Planet Penny's post and being inspired (thanks Penny x)to make a January mosaic here's my first attempt.....take a look at Alice's end of the month catch up too. It's good fun, you should have a go!