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...)