This morning was filled with playing at United Nations Peace Keeper. I'd like to say it was fun but, you know, it was mostly laying down some hard truths, telling them to suck it up and get on with it. Maybe if the real UN did this the results would be different. Who knows? Not sure if it made much of a difference here. One child growing up and having a big change in circumstances (secondary school) and the other not seems to cause a certain amount of friction. They have never spent a summer like this before.
But it is what it is. I called in the cavalry this afternoon. Emily's best friend was home from holidays and she was the balm to frayed nerves that all of us needed.
It also allowed me a brief respite to cut and sew a border for my hexie cushion. I trawled through the stash and cut lots of 2" square scraps to follow the hexie rainbow around the edge. The original intention was for the rest of the cushion to be Kona charcoal but I failed to take into consideration that I only had a 15" strip in my possession. So I worked around it.
And I am happy enough with the outcome. Wonder if the eventual recipient is too?
I've worked out what to do for the back - think simple! - and need to get on with that. Then I will finally be able to tick a box of something finally completed. I need a finish. I entered the summer with some weird notion that I was going to get lots done. Ha! Serves me right for thinking that my days would be spent sitting at the machine, dining room doors wide open and listening to the bucolic sounds of my children at play.
Well, at least Sprinkles and Slush provide a neutral meeting ground for the two of them. The rodents have a purpose. Woohoo!