Following with my theme of trying to make more "me" time and taking care of my mental well being, we decided that we would make an effort to do some fun things for us at the weekends rather than just work. So we started today putting this new resolution into practise by joining friends at a local pub for a cooked breakfast (served with tea not beer!) which we justified by walking the mile there and back... an excellent start!
I then spent some time wrapping up a present and a commission, which is something else I really enjoy. So often I end up throwing things into a bag or hastily wrapping something up in any old scrap of paper so it was a pleasure to take time to do it properly. The present was these tiny little socks that I knitted for my friend's new grandaughter which were also really fun... and quick to knit.
The commission was this apron - very similar to one I made for myself but less frilly. I think I prefer this less frilly version!
But the applique and the text were the same. I think of all the embroidery I do this type of applique with free machine embroidery and text is probably my favourite.
And of course there was more fun wrapping it up to look pretty.
Then this afternoon we ventured out again to Art Van Go for the opening of this exhibition:
Taking Textiles Further
2nd - 30th November
It is a collective works exhibition from a group of artists tutored by Janet Edmonds and is well worth a visit with lots of lovely work on display. In addition there was tea and rather scrummy cake on offer this afternoon so I was glad I only had the child sized breakfast this morning!
My friend Marian has several stunning pieces of work in the exhibition - this is one of hers above and the photo below is a piece of work by her friend Buffy, who also had some fabulous work on display.
Then we came home and I spent a happy hour in the kitchen where I used up some of my pumpkins to make a curry for our supper after which we are heading up to our village hall to help behind the bar at our local AmDram performance.
All in all a pretty good Saturday I think!