Well, that's been my story this past week. Lots of
All this means there has been very little time at home this past week and I've missed my pottering time. Milo has been slow to recover from having two teeth out (bless him) and we are all very much ready for the half term break this week!!
I was productive though in the little time I had last week. Not a slow pottering of time - more a sprint to a finish. A close friend was looking to recover her conservatory chair cushions - the rattan kind - and was struggling. I offered to have a go and after an offer of payment and some "Oh no, I couldn't possibly" and "But I can't let you if you don't let me pay" type of conversation, we settled happily on a trade of time. My time in doing her cushions and her time in looking after the children for one afternoon one weekend in the not too distant future!! Win: Win. I do love it when a plan comes together. It did lead me to think down the whole money verses trading skills economy. I do so like the idea of trading something personal rather than coin based!
So I set about making these cushions. They took a while but that was largely because I hadn't used my sewing machine for an age and so was re-familiarising myself with that too. The cushions came on a treat - the spotty fabric is from Dunelm and coordinates with her dining table oil cloth so I think they will look lovely. I'm going to tackle the back cushion covers which are slightly larger the week after half term!
It was good fun actually and made me wonder why I'd neglected my faithful sewing machine for so long in favour of the crochet hook.
It also made me question why I procrastinate so! I have two chairs of my own which I have previously recovered - ooh, some 5 years ago and which now are crying out for another cover. Do I get round to doing it? Hmmm.
Well, yes by the end of November I will have made new chair covers for the two armchairs in question - and have completed my chair mission for my friend.
Time will not get away from me. Oh no, I shall invent some manner of controlling it so I actually manage to create something tangible. Hopefully when I do see what I have managed to create, the idea of me eluding time will feel more real!
I won't be around in cyber world for the rest of this week but take care and we'll catch up soon,