Well, I know it is short notice but when the urge grabs you, well, you've got to go for it, haven't you? Indulge a bit of spontanaeity. Go with the flow. Get down with the boogie...
Actually, I don't. Not often. Go with being spontaneous, I mean. I am a notoriously cautious person. And I think, yea I know, that I have missed opportunities in the past because I have been too wishy washy about making quick decisions. (However, in my defence I have been known to made the occasional quick decision about important stuff - like deciding Andy and I were going to get married within about ten days of meeting him, and here we are, more than 14 years later and all tickety boo which means I was right about THAT one!)
Anyway, about ten minutes ago I thought, 'Tomorrow, I am having a sewing morning. And I know I hosted a sewing morning last Saturday, but hey! I want another one.'
Being spontaneous, you see.
So I have just emailed a few crafty type people to invite them along even though it is VERY late notice, and weekend plans have likely already been made. But they might NOT - who knows?
This all comes from a ferret around in C & H fabrics today, going through the last of their sale stuff and finding some lovely embroidery threads and a big off-cut of off-white linen cotton mix fabric. I thought, 'What can I do with this lovely bit of cottony-lineny stuff?' And I answered, 'Make an embroidery stitch sampler book, that's what!'
It's all in my mind's eye! I can see it. But just in case my mind's eye has gone off half-cocked, as is its wont sometimes, I have just spent a pleasant couple of hours researching how to make fabric books.
And this week I have also joined the Embroiderers' Guild! Hark at me! A Guild member!! (I feel like I have slipped into the world of Ankh Morpork, if you are Terry Pratchett fans and know what I mean.) My membership pack arrived today so I am even more inspired!
In other news, my Food Diary continues apace; it has been 17 days now and I have lost 6lbs! I really don't feel like I am trying to lose weight. It is a revelation, this Food Diary malarkey. I just keep writing EVERYTHING down - including the manky chewy sweet foisted upon me by one of the Year 10 boys for whom such things appear to be a staple part of their diet. Anyway, it is working, I am happy to continue onwards and it might just be that FINALLY, after trying all my adult life, I may just crack that last stubborn two stones.
Lastly, I am cranking myself up for 'Birthday Month.' As you may know, my mum, my son, my daughter, my number 1 granddaughter and a friend all celebrate their birthdays within the space of 4 weeks and a day. I have to be on my toes to manage this celebratory bonanza and it suddenly dawned on me this morning that Birthday Month Kick-Off is happening in just 11 days with Heather on 17th. And to heighten the tension my son is 30 this year (Lordy, how OLD does that make ME feel?!) so something more special may be called for to be organised. Phew!
Right, I'm off now. Flora is trying to sit on my keyboard which is a sure sign she thinks it is her 'Me' time and if I don't indulge her she might just unleash the teeth and claws.
And I need all my fingers in good working order for sewing tomorrow.