Cripes it’s chilly – and then some! Still, at least today it isn’t raining as well as being Brass Monkeys cold.
I’ve not been out and about much at all the last few days. Being very good and putting my head in between the cotton-wool-brain inducing material that is Litigation or Estates legal material. Sigh, it’s tough work, I’m telling you! Still, I’m making headway. Or at least that is how I’m feeling. The renewed commitment to getting through the course work rather than sinking into a funk because there is SO MUCH of the course work to get through is paying off.
And the crafting as reward moments are like little beacons. Last night I went to a friend’s church women’s evening and was shown how to make a cute little mini-album. It will be just perfect for a teacher’s gift at the end of the year. Tonight, I might do some cards or work on a couple of uncompleted layouts. I feel like I’ve earned the pleasure of either pretty paper or pretty fabric
But I’m getting crafty in other ways too.
I usually stop in most mornings at an elderly neighbour’s after the school run in the morning. Mainly to check how she is doing, partly as a guaranteed 45 minutes of social interation during the day. She’s been working on a tapestry of a horse and has been struggling with her eyesight as she waits for her second cateract operation. There are big bits where the colours are easily distinguishable, and I guess about a third were there are lots of colour changes and it’s not so easy for her to work on. She is also an absolute beginner when it comes to handcrafts… she started these kind of projects as a result of getting to know me Anyway, in order to help her out, I’ve been working on the harder parts for her. It’s coming together quite nicely with the two of us working almost daily on it. And it’s been a great solution: she gets the continued motivation to keep working on it, I get a 30 minute fix of craftiness along with coffee and company.