Hello. I haven't had much to blog about recently or much time to get on the computer. My sewing is piled up but I never seem to get a chance to do any. So, I seem to spend my time doing laundry, food shopping, cooking, and fruitlessly tidying up. Then I have to do it all again. I recently let both kids have a friend home for tea after school - the first time they both had a friend at the same time. It was good, though those five year old girls had me hard at work! They did so much enthusiastic pink and yellow painting at the table that I had to serve their food picnic style on the living room floor. T's friend, who comes from a very clean and well ordered house with no younger siblings, looked slightly horrified at this prospect.
Last week we went to a field to see the queen visiting Shropshire along with approximately 34,996 other people. The monsoon rain stopped for one day only. Who knew the British weather has royalist sympathies? The children got a free day off school. We went via an extremely crowded train. A man standing near me in the crush, remarked "I hadn't realised children would be let off school today". Ah yes, those pesky children - get everywhere don't they? Little I has been brainwashed, trained like a performing dog, taught to curtsey to royalty at school. There were big screens showing the details that we couldn't see. Each time Little I saw the queen on the big screen she curtseyed in a very serious fashion. I hadn't realised this was part of the national curriculum in 2012.
The monarchist propaganda continues, she came home the next day, with a book she had made. It reads "I sor the queen. I sor the soldiers. I like the queen. The queen wess a qown."
Back to the sewing or lack of it....I have three half finished items on the go, including my second traveller dress in a blue linen look fabric. I really hoped to get them all done by the end of term but as that is on friday it doesn't seem at all likely to happen. On saturday I went out to lunch for a friend's birthday. I only took RG, so it was a kind of grown up event. As I got ready I tried on my brown floral traveller dress. Mr Minnado said "Wear anything but that". I was running late (of course) and didn't feel like getting into a row about what was wrong with my dress. But it made me feel very meh about my dress. Do any other people get that response from near ones about your sewn creations? Do you ignore them?