Our managers have started running the park for us 5 days a week, which is great. But I’m busier now than I ever was! I don’t know how stay at home mums do it! The social calendar has been out of control for the last month, but thankfully it is slowing down. I really look forward to my ‘work’ days so that I stay home and get stuff (not sewing) done!
I realised I had been neglecting my sewing/knitting/crocheting big time! But on the plus side, I’ve been doing yoga, meditating and spending some quality time with the fam. I decided last week to have a sewing day (or two). The house was neglected and looked as if several bombs went off all at the same time. Hubby and kids had no vegetables or salad for dinner two nights running – I think they had fish and chips one night and a sausage sizzle the next, or even pizza. There were no complaints anyway!
So I sat down with all the projects I wanted to start, finish or play around with. I cut up a heap of old bath mats to sew back together to make one big one – Yes, I know you can buy mega towels, but have had this in mind for so long, I just needed to give it ago. But buggar me, I broke about 7 needles for the machine, and I’ve also done something to the knife on mums overlocker. Tits.
Ok, well I’ll finish the knitted bag I had been doing. Yep done, lining done! Just need the handles to be delivered and that will be good. It’s a lot chunkier than I thought, which is fine, but I’m not in love with it. In love with the lining, but not the bag as a whole. So might see who wants to buy it! Being that there was a massive sale at Spotlight, I restocked a heap of wool and cast on another bag! Bone coloured and lighter weight wool, this is looking great though at least the chunky wool kinda hid the holes where you cable. I did accomplish learning cable though so I can check that off the list.
Finally cast on MIL’s scarf, found some grey wool and am just doing an easy rib stitch scarf which I will twist and sew together to make a cowl when it’s finished. Love this as it’s easy, I can do it in front of the TV and I’m back to using circular needles which I really enjoy.
The La Pass unfortunately has come to a bit of a standstill. I’ve been writing contracts and doing lots of office work, and the la pass just come to a stop. I have done a couple more smaller rosettes, or the start of them, but I need to get my ‘sewjo’ back – love this saying, one of the quilters I follow recently posted this on Instagram.
We are off on a long holiday in two weeks, so plenty of sitting in the car getting to where we are going, sitting on the beach, by the pool, on the deck etc etc so hopefully I will have more progress to show you soon! Yes, hopefully I can show you progress, not new projects 😉