Wednesday, 9 November 2016
It's *That* time of the year.
I thought that I'd grown out of that. But the news from American this morning and the cold wet weather we have here today has brought the November blues flooding back. Not even my two lovely girls having an INSET day from school so being at home with me has stopped me from feeling grumpy.
I decided to put the time to good use, and with the BBC World Service on the radio got to work on my 365 challenge blocks. I'm working on August at the moment, so just three months behind (gulp!).
Why is it always more frustrating to have to go back to something that is part done than it is to start afresh? I should be full of joy that at least some of the parts are still on my paper plate where I thought I'd left them all!
Our oven gloves, made by me some years ago (and almost as faded as they look in this photo!) were wearing a bit thin.
DH suffered quite a nasty burn, which made me focus on making some more. We have been trying to buy the right shape and size for some time, but can't find anything that we like as much as this homemade pattern.
The rain is easing up now, so I'll chase my girls into their waterproofs so we can go out for a damp autumn walk, with perhaps a hot chocolate at the end to lift our spirits.
Hope that you are dealing with life in the most positive way that you can too - and perhaps good crafty or sewn things come out of your time too.