So as is often the case on a Tuesday, Mum came over to spend time with me and Grace. As Grace is making the transition to just one nap in the afternoon we had lots of time to sit and sew. We haven't done that for a while, summer not being the best time for hanging around the sun room. I've cleared up some of the mending and odd projects that have been hanging around my sewing space, so I felt reasonably calm about tackling the current for pleasure project. I know it would be sensible to make a couple of new summer outfits for me and Grace but frankly, at the moment I don't really care if we dress in rags. Quite freeing actually.
I've been working on a new look face for my bunnies. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out (photos in a day or two). Anyway as I was battling the tangle that is my embroidery cottons, Mum told me about how her mother used to make cardboard bobbins out of the lovely cardboard that used to come with new stockings. I don't think I've worn stockings since my twenties (eew, I hate them, yuck) so I cast around for some other cardboard, ripping the side off the beer box. And spent another hour or so winding my cottons. I am so pleased, it makes me feel all sort of crafty and organised. Mum started on a new jumper for Grace, even though I think it's way to hot to knit.
Grace joined us after her nap and was most pleased to wake up and find Nana still there. She played quite happily with her books, bits of cardboard and pieces of cotton. Until Tony the cat turned up and there was a bit of a scuffle over the washing basket. He hightailed it back outside. Whereupon Grace amused herself with pulling the plug out of the sewing machine. Which I guess is why I don't get to sew much at the moment.
This is a little sneak preview of work in progress. Creepy huh?
All in all, a pleasant afternoon. And despite the weather forecast, it rained. Lovely big wet thundery rain with some hail. Grace ran about outside saying, wain, wain. Yes sweetie, that's rain. And we just love it.