I know that I have things to accomplish here, but today I had to prioritise. First up, I had to take Helen to the doctor today. It all started with this yesterday.
Emily decided to help me in the garden. She pruned the bush really well. In fact she pruned the bush (almost) more brutally than I do. Wonder where she gets her gardening skills from? Bush pruning proved to be a popular activity. So she asked to prune some more. I directed her to the overgrown bushes on the other side of the drive to which she could do no harm.
Helen came out to help. In their endeavours they found that there was a natural cave behind the bushes which would make a good den. And it would need cleaning out. A pitchfork was enlisted to help. Said pitchfork and Helen's foot had a collision. The pitchfork won. There is no visible damage. But there was very visible pain. The doctor has strapped it up and told her it would hurt for a while. He told her to expect to be limping through half term. Oh joy!
There was the restocking of the larder after I took Helen to school. (Yes, of course I popped her back into school. She can limp and learn.) When I came home there were a number of things needing doing. The need to prioritise continued. I don't know about you but I find that being ready for the retreat involved a one on one session with this.
I'll admit to my age but that doesn't mean that I am willing to go down without a fight!
Sorry, there is so little sewing to talk about. There will be again soon. I promise. I did have a break through in my fabric search for the retreat though. I have rethought my choices for the Portholes class completely. Because sometime in the stupid dawn hours, while I listened to way too many very loud birds, I remembered that I had a layer cake with coordinating solids of Salt Air. Just what was required for this project and it means there will be more than enough fabric to continue the project when I come home if I manage to learn it correctly.
And I have found my fabric choices for the clasp purse, Not exciting, or bright (surprise, surprise) but I like them. I have yet to decide which to use as a lining fabric so will take them both with me.
Leanne will be here tomorrow. She can remind me of all the things I should have packed, and haven't. Not sure if that was what she was looking forward to but sure that I can bribe her with home baked goodies or something.
Oh lovely! The skies just opened with torrential rain - just in time for the school run. Happy me!