The trouble with summer is that the long sunny sorts of days have a tendency to lend themselves to lazing, not to crafting. And this last month has been particularly warm and lethargic. I expect August will end up being a bit lethargic, too, though less warm.
The start of the year was busy and full of work, and now it’s time for a long, lazy summer holiday. Like the children get from their schools. September will bring a return to discipline, but for now, there are gentler things to be doing.
Which is a bit annoying, because I have a Project List that I’m trying not to add to that needs completing in the next few months, as well as other preparations of a nest-building variety to make. But not the will to make them. The energy, yes, the mental capacity, sure, but not the…hmm, concentration, perhaps? There are other things to do – like reading or researching. Thinking and dreaming. Finding cute baby-clothes on eBay.
Besides, I completed the sleeping-bag, and the little cardigan for a friend. I think I might make another of those in different colours, and maybe a little bigger, using an impulse purchase of yarns from Hobbycraft’s Clearance shelf. Mind you, I still have the nursery-blanket to find a pattern for and make a start on. Like I say, a Project List.
And trying not to let the Lazy Summer Holidays knock out my editorial schedules too badly.
Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Words of the Month
Writing this from a place which isn’t near my Craft Room, I managed to leave my Wordbook at home, which is a shame, because there were some good words this month, but I can’t remember them off the top of my head. They’ll have to wait for next month instead.
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