I've been trying to recover from all the tidying, and slowly crank myself up to creating things again.
I made a start by making a lavender bag, to hold the lavender I'd found in one of the drawers of the Megacupboard:
It's a bit over the top for something that's just going to be stuffed inside my pillow, but I got to enjoy the novelty of being able to choose the fabrics from an organised drawerful very close to my desk, instead of having to hike up and down the stairs to choose...
And it took a whole day to stitch, partly due to spending a morning gossiping with friends, but mostly because my head was beginning to fill with goo. Too much information probably, but it's the reason I'm not teaching this evening...and of course I can't smell the lavender now!
I've also been trying to use up all my snippets to create something intuitive and spontaneous (and as you can see, un-ironed).
I started off randomly stitching by hand, but then began to use the machine a little bit.
Here is the progress so far:
I'm not sure why everything is so blue in daylight...in the evening it looks like this:
I'm not sure what it is yet, but now it's all constructed I'm going to add machine stitching.
But not tonight. Tonight I'm mostly sniffling and snuffling and generally feeling sorry for myself! I haven't had a cold in ages, so I'm not taking it well, in fact, I'm quite cross...it probably all comes of going in to help at the Girl's school last week :(