We've been having some pretty amazing late afternoon storms these past few days. I just love to turn off the lights and sit in the dark watching the lightning fork across the sky. The thunder literally shakes my little cottage. The dog gets as close to me as she possibly can, scrunching up between me and the side of the chair, sometimes she attempts to burrow behind me - its a good job she's only a mini foxy.
I've been quite creative, making up some crocheted flower brooches. I had a foray into the world of scrapbooking the other day whilst looking for some cardstock to attach the flowers to. I know I said I never ever would venture into scrapbooking but it is slowly sucking me in. My friend burst out laughing when she saw I'd bought some scrapbooking supplies and refused to believe me when I said it was for the brooches. It is, honestly.
I needed to find some cellophane bags I remember storing somewhere - 5 hours, 3 bags of stuff for the op-shops, 6 bags of rubbish, 3 nice and tidy wardrobe shelves and 1 cleaned out cupboard later I still haven't found them. And in the interval, lattes and chocolate marshmallow Santa's with a friend who called in. I keep going in my bedroom and opening the wardrobe - nicely folded blankets and sheets, all my underwear in little baskets, I even have floor space in there now, everything neat and tidy. Not sure how long it will stay that way. I even found a pair of hand towels I bought. I was only thinking the other day I needed new hand towels, I have a vague recollection of buying them before last christmas to embroider for a friend.
I also found a pair of dungaree shorts that my youngest wore to a fancy dress party when he was three. I made up some little fabric slugs and snails and sewed them all over the shorts, with a cute little slug peeking out of the pocket. There was a baseball cap that went with it that I sewed a few little puppy tails on to. I wish I had taken a photo of him at the time, he was not a happy little boy. He's nearly 22 now, I wonder if he remembers.
Storms brewing up again, best get off the puter.
PS NOrma, I've been checking out that etsy blog, very interesting, I keep finding more and more information.
PPS. Vicky, you can come over here and cook me soup and make me pies anytime.