Woke up feeling blah this morning and had one of those leave me alone and let me wallow in my self pity mornings! Couldn't be bothered doing anything and vegged on the couch with the computer in front of me and couldn't be bothered with that either so by mid afternoon I thought I have to get up and snap out of this. I don't want to waste the day so I headed outside with my little basket and a pair of scissors and collected some of the shrivelling roses on my bush. A few of the geraniums had flowers blossoming as well so I picked some of them too to add to my basket of flowers.
I added some of the empty stem buds to the mix and brought them all inside to make a small batch of potpourri. I plucked off all the petals and left them on the bench to dry out a little. They smelt so good!
After they dried out a bit I addded some dried herbs from my herb draw. Some lavender, hibiscus and a bit of dried rose and mixed it all together. Mmmmmm the smell is heavenly. I dug out an old crystal bowl container that I knew was hiding in the shed (minus the lid) and filled it with my concoction and a few pine cones.
Then I took my bowl of prettiness into the bathroom and lit some candles and ran a bath to soak away my blues in the glorious scent. Laying back in the bath, soaking in the warm water and listening to the magpies warble outside the bathroom window. All my cares were forgotten and sheer bliss...then about 60 seconds later (no joke it was no more than 60 seconds) Cade knocked on the door saying "mum I need to pee."
So my quiet blissful bath was short lived as he came in for a pee and then proceeded to strip off and jump in with me. He liked having a "candle" bath too. We NEED a second toilet!
So after bathing him and his baby sister I got out and decided to work on a stitchery I started......about 5 years ago. Could be longer than that I dont remember. I do remember thinking it would make a lovely stitchery to hang on the wall of our new home. Since then we have sold that house and moved into our current home and we have been her nearly 3 years. Oh my!!! How bad is that!
I didn't just suddenly feel the need to finish it though. I have joined up a challenge with other bloggers at Joys Quilts to get at least one UFO finished before the end of the month.
Since this is the one that has been unfinished the longest I decided it should be the first I try to finish.
The poor magazine its been folded up in for 5? 6? 7? years wont close properly any more cause it's been folded at the pattern page for so long. Might have to check out the year of publication so I can figure out how long it has been in progress.
I wonder if anyone else out there has UFO's that date back too long to remember? Must get back to stitching and get this piece finished once and for all!