Friday, 9 November 2007

Therapy for the soul

Therapy, yep that's what I need and what better than a whole day spent 'making'. I started the day off with my usual cup of coffee (yer I am back on the stuff, I managed to get it down to one cup a day, now I am back on to three or four...must stay a-w-a-k-e). I had big plans for the day sadly as I am still un-nerved by the whole 'car' incident I could not focus as I would have liked to. So I took on small projects that gave me such satisfaction once finished...the Christmas cards...I make two kinds, fabric ones and paper craft ones...this batch was my fabric selection...slow and steady at first. Then I got the guinea pigs out for a little free style roaming and whilst they chirped away to each other I cut out and assembled all the bits...very relaxing. (For those interested in my little GPs they are starting to calm down and seem happier, Sarah from Paper and String sent me a link to a website which has helped sooo much)
Then it was time for lunch...I had a few calls to make so whilst I chatted on the phone I put together some carrot and coriander soup...the Express way as Nigella Lawson would refer to it!!!
One bag of pre cut carrots, one union, a little butter to soften them together, flour to thicken the soup, pint and half of veg stock...leave to simmer, blend with a handful of fresh coriander. When serving stir in a little double cream if desired...So that was lunch done.. On to some quilting, finally I faced the dreaded compass block...I found this incredibly hard and could not get my head around how it all went together, saying that I am pretty pleased with the results and I love the the fabric colours, the background fabric is actually a light green... So then we had the school run and the inevitable messy art table...the boys are really into drawing their own road maps at the moment and then getting out the little cars that belonged to my brother when he was little and running them around the track...we even have swimming pools and coffee shops on our hand made roads...cool eh?
After the madness that is bedtime and the chaos of tidying up the days mess I sat late in the evening and finished my little pin cushion (whilst watching Hero's..you got to love Christopher Eccleston) and that was a blow to blow record of my creative little day of therapy...

I thank you for the amazing advise you left me...I am going to sit down with my older one and show him all your comments...also to show him that not everyone out there is angry. (I could say so many other words than 'angry' but I do not want to go over the whole experience...for those that asked I was not driving the car, which might be just as well as I do not know if I could have handled been forced off the road...Hollywood action films have a lot to answer for...)

13 comments:

sarah said...

I love love LOVE your quilt panel. It is lovely! The cards are adorable too!

Monkee Maker said...

You little Domestic Goddess you! Love that picture of you and your coffee shadow!

:)

Thimbleanna said...

Pretty pleased with that compass block indeed! It's beautiful! Love that first picture with the shadow! Sounds like you had a perfect day!

Queen of the froggers said...

Beautiful quilting as usual. And I do like the cards too! Coffee is neccessary here too!!

de vliegende koe said...

Good to see you have been busy creating! The Compass block is wonderful and so are the cards!

Sarah said...

Wonderfully productive therapy. Your cards are very sweet, the compass panel is fabulous and your pin cushion looks squeezily gorgeous like a chubby cheek - I suspect it is firmer than that in person?

Isobel said...

Hi,
Thank you for your comment! I would love to share a picture of myself on the blog but I am still too uncomfortable. And that is the view of my fatker in law. But I do have fair skin, brown hair and brown eyes and look a bit like her. :)
I am sorry to hear about the accident you had. But I am glad to see that you are recovering well. Hope whoever was in the car with you is recovering well too.
Take care. x

Donna said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your car accident but relieved that you are all well. It's good to see you have your creative mojo back :-)

I have to travel quite a way to find those like-minded friends I mention on my blog. Most of the school gate mums don't really 'get' me. I think they think I am a little odd!

thehomelyyear said...

Hi, such a productive day you've had...love all your sewing projects. You're inspiring me to make some Christmas cards.
Margaret and Noreen at THY

thehomelyyear said...

Hi, such a productive day you've had...love all your sewing projects. You're inspiring me to make some Christmas cards.
Margaret and Noreen at THY

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

You have been sooooooooooo busy!! I have a guinea pig too, and shes white with just a touch of orange around one eye! We still dont know how to play with her yet! She has chewed the computer cords though!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

your Christmas cards are VERY cute! I love that star thingy you are working on also. Love all the fabric choices.

weirdbunny said...

I love your compass panel, so striking ! ~ love Julia x

So glad none of you got hurt in the car crash !