busy days and busy nights
good busy and chaotic busy all intertwined
a pause for a moment to do some measuring and cutting
it was sitting there for far too long, waiting to be cut, wanting to be cut
waiting for the right moment, that never seemed to arise
a project that I didn’t want to be rushed, didn’t want to be hurried
I wanted to do it mindfully
and sew a little love into the seams
finally the moment was right, the scissors were uncompromised and my thoughts were here, now
firmly embedding a little love into those seams.
It’s been hot here lately, really hot.
Tuesday got up to 43C, (that’s around 110 farenheit I think). Tuesday night 9.45pm, I was bringing the washing in and it was still 36C. With a not so lovely straight from an oven hot dry wind to add to it. During the day, with the blinds drawn, the kids playing in a cool water bath, my head turns to thoughts of- why oh why does this country not build better insulated houses? Insulation, double glazing… that’s what I was thinking about sitting on the floor of my bathroom. A country filled with well insulated houses and not an air conditioner to be seen…imagine that.
On hot days like this, going outside wasn’t particularly appealing so I needed an indoor activity that would keep The Monkeys interested. Monkey Boy had been asking me all about Kings and Queens that morning so a crown seemed like a good project.
Will you make me one Mama?
Your Majesty…it would be an honour.
Scrap felt and buttons from my stash, made two crowns. One for The King and the other for his brother the young Prince.