...to sew. Sad, but true. Work is hard, long, busy and tiring at the moment, so I am a very dull girl. Bugger all sewing done this week - I did manage to cut and stitch some strips for my Christmas projects, but that's it. I also traced a pattern from the aforesaid edition of Ottobre, and washed and ironed the fabric I'm using, but that's it.
I did manage to find a bit more inspiration in a local second-hand books store and picked up two cool books: Japan, by Marion Elliot, described as 'global designs for new look interiors', and Rags to Rainbows by Miranda Innes, which has traditional quilt patterns from around the world broken down for modern use.
Very good inspiration in there and I might just get enough energy back in September to get some more done! In the meantime, it will be slowly, slowly, just trying to get through the busy month of August. I have to travel for three days in two weeks' time, which is the last thing I need right now. Ah well, I'll just have to make it all count and worth it.
Grandparents from both sides are arriving Friday night for Romily's birthday 'weekend'! Should be lovely - they haven't seen her for several months and she's blossomed a lot since then. Carl and I have bought lots of small gifts for her and one big one (not that big, but it's all big when you're turning two!). She's well primed on the issue of cake and candles, and keeps asking when we're going to have the cake! Well, she says, 'Cake? Blow candles?', but you know what I mean!
Will have some pictures to post after the weekend. Can't believe my baby is turning two! In her words: 'Big girl now!'