Today I have been mostly faffing about with my best friend’s birthday present. It’s a made by me using denim from brand new jeans found in charity shops. I’ll show you sneak peaks! Hope she likes it. I’ve spent hours on it but mostly because it’s been interspersed with me sorting out my bobbins and spools for a good enjoyable hour….
Then hunting for the protective tip of my little sharp scissors….
Then I faffed about folding and oohing and aaahing over some fat quarters…..
I’ve folded the latest harvest of denim….
I’ve looked at the newest dress pattern I bought and some bargain £2.50 per M fabric I got to make it out of….
I hunted out our birthday card we have sent back and forth since 2013 when I started it off. I love just re reading the little greetings each year. Her writing is so much neater than mine as I’m usually scribbling it last minute as we have to make sure we put it away safely for the following year…
I’ve sporadically been downstairs to get a cup of tea…in my lovely birthday mug from Miss 27…
We’ve taken the dog for a walk and I popped in the Spar for emergency bread, milk and frangipan mince pies ( what???? ) until I go to the shops tomorrow.
Mr 24 came home from work early Wednesday afternoon, looking, sounding and feeling dreadful. High temperature and a very rapidly developing rash. I pressed the spots hard with a glass and made him look at the lights ( done this since he was a baby!! ), I then googled it and the 4th most common covid symptom is a rash - looked at the photos, looked at my son, yep must be covid. He’d been to a gig in Manchester last Sunday so the timeline made sense. However the two LFTs and a PCR all came back negative and he fully recovered- so t’was just a virus and he will be back at work Monday.
So the present is still underway…
He’s hand stitched and is actually called Ottoline - a girl. But mine will be a boy! It’s one of the Luna Lapin friends. I’m lucky enough to live close to the shop and have met it’s creator a number of times now. It’s a really special friendly group of mostly middle aged women!!