As a measure of how much life is Fly By the Seat of Pants, I am counting down the days to the end of next Saturday. After next Saturday everything slows down to manageable. I’m typing that with a wry sort-of-smile (barely concealed panic), cos I haven’t considered Christmas.
Between all the work and commitments bizzo, there are moments of snatched sanity. I have become one determined crochet-while-walking person. Especially after the middle kid went to Joey Scouts and the visiting policeman told them all about the evils of using mobile phones while driving – even at traffic lights. After that, the Middle asked if crocheting half a row at the longest ever traffic light intersection in Melbourne, wasn’t just as bad as chatting on a mobile phone? I stand oh, so berated. No more kids on green light watch, (sob). Passenger seat transit craft only, (double sob).
Which is how I travelled to my sister’s to celebrate four family birthdays last Sunday, stabbing fingers with a needle whenever the Mr drove over a speed bump, while making a Mouse-Which-Let’s-Face-It-Looks-Like-A-Mole.
When we arrived at our friends’ house for dinner that night, Chilli the Cat, their newest family member, seemed generally unperturbed by her Mouse/Mole/(Pig With Whiskers?) Welcome Home! gift, being somewhat more distracted by the showered adoration coming from my cat-deprived anklebiters.
Last Saturday’s Daylesford Makers Market was a lovely one – thanks to pop-in visits by bloggy favourites and my star Mum coming along for the ride. I have been wiped clean of tea towels and since then have received five emails requesting purchasings. Partly because I don’t need much excuse to dive into some therapeutic screenprinting, I will be producing a small and VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY last run of ‘T is for Towel’ and ‘Wash The Dishes’ next Friday. If you know someone who might like to spend their time drying dishes while guessing the 48 images that start with ‘T’...
or are a dab hand at simultaneous dish drying and handstands...
...then best email or comment and let me know. The tea towels are 100% linen, cost $15 plus $4 postage (I’ll do you a fab deal on posting multiples) and will be packaged and sent out on Monday December 13th. And that, as they say, is that.
This attention deficient crafter is moving away from the kitchen sink.
PS. Here’s to a whole lot of breeeeeeeathe... this weekend!