A big thank you to Catherine for letting me host this month's slow blogger linky party. As you may know, Catherine champions those of us who are being creative but perhaps at a more relaxed pace to others. I remember, when I first started blogging, feeling that I couldn't keep up with many of the inspirational people I was following who were so productive all the time. Of course, it's not a race but sometimes it's good to take the pressure off and remember that life will do its best to butt in and mess up the "To Do" list and that that's ok. I go through periods of hectic (well hectic for me!) activity often followed by fallow times where I'd rather hang out on the couch with Laughing Boy (football permitting, obvs.) or need to clear the decks. I like to think I'm on a foxtrot vibe (complete with wafty dress and Hollywood hair!)
I am still in April time in my head (and my To Do list) and can't quite believe it's mid May already! This week, I am rushing to catch up with bee blocks. My MIL gave me a thorough telling off last week, complaining that I keep "playing around" with the odd block here and there when I should be creating wonderous things. In some ways she is right, I have over committed myself to Bees and swaps this year. But I do love them and they do push me out of my comfort zone, which is no bad thing. Of course, it does mean that I often don't sew for myself or get the chance to finish (or even start!) big things like quilts. So I am on the Bee/swap wagon for the rest of the year - no new sign ups, honest guv'. You have permission to biatch slap me if you see me sidling up to any new ones, ok?
Hopefully, this means I'll soon get a chance to dive into this pile of loveliness and start making some summer tops....
|well they are summery for me!|